Your highschool heritage academics by no means gave you a publication like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents good points outrageous and uncensored profiles of the lads within the White condo - entire with enormous quantities of little-known, politically flawed, and downright wacko evidence. you will find that:
- George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his wage on booze
- John Quincy Adams enjoyed to skinny-dip within the Potomac River
- Gerald Ford as soon as labored as a worldly journal hide version
- Warren G. Harding gambled with White apartment china while he ran low on funds
- Jimmy Carter suggested a alien craft sighting in Georgia
- And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, do not get us all started on Nixon!
With chapters on each person from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles the entire difficult questions that different heritage books are afraid to invite: what percentage of those men have been dishonest on their other halves? Are there rather mystery tunnels beneath the White condo? And what was once Nancy Reagan pondering whilst she seemed on Diff'rent Strokes? American historical past was once by no means this a lot enjoyable at school!
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