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Author Watson, Robert P., 1962-

Title Affairs of state : the untold history of presidential love, sex, and scandal, 1789-1900 / Robert P. Watson
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 491 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: They don't teach this stuff in school -- Say it isn't so! -- Presidential peccadilloes -- Ten stories of presidential love, sex, and scandal -- "I profess myself a votary to love" -- "Domestic felicity" -- Slave owner and slave lover -- "A petticoat affair" -- A near miss -- "The Siamese Twins" -- "I can never be satisfied" -- An unlikely union -- Full house -- Beloved goddaughter -- Conclusion: What happens in the Lincoln Bedroom -- Fatal attraction -- Making sense of presidential nonsense
Summary When it comes to presidential sex scandals, Bill Clinton's wasn't the first and it wasn't the worst. In fact, there is a long history of presidential peccadilloes, but these all-too-human stories are rarely told and the details of White House marriages both happy and troubled remain hidden. Affairs of State reveals the intimate history of America's first couples through their romances, love lives, and extramarital affairs. More than just a sexual "who did it," these stories of salacious scandals and marital bliss present an intriguing character study of our commanders-in-chief
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-469) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Adultery -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Scandals -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128369588X (ebk)
1442218363 (electronic bk.)
9781283695886 (ebk)
9781442218369 (electronic bk.)