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White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History

White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History

An irreverent look at Presidential foibles, follies, fibs, and moral failures

Were past presidents smarter, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into White House press releases, the authors look at their sexual misdeeds and strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters. Dip into these pages to find out:

Which president was famous for being the richest man alive because of all his brilliant real estate deals?
Which president was born in Canada, and was ineligible to hold the office of president?
Which president caused some problems by trying to grow “strange herbs” in the White House garden?
Which president often ordered White House staff to rub Vaseline into his scalp while he ate breakfast in bed?
Which president often called his deputy chief of staff “Turd Blossom”?

Updated with new material about many presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, White House Confidential will have you laughing (and sometimes cursing!) as you take a second look at the next occupant of the Oval Office.


Chapter 1: Weird Family Values!

Chapter 2: Sex!

Chapter 3: Scandal!

Chapter 4: Impeachment!

Chapter 5: Fights!

Chapter 6: Money!

Chapter 7: Prophecy!

Chapter 8: Death!

Chapter 9: Goofballs!

Chapter 10: Veeps!

Chapter 11: Executive Privilege(s)!

Chapter 12: Take This Job and Shove It!


Appendix A: What’s in a Name?

Appendix B: Presidential Firsts

Appendix C: The George Washington Conspiracy

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