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Watson, Robert P., 1962-
Affairs of state : the untold history of presidential love, sex, and scandal, 1789-1900 / Robert P. Watson
Alternate Title Untold history of presidential love, sex, and scandal, 1789-1900
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E176.4 .W38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Presidents -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography
Adultery -- United States -- History
Scandals -- United States -- History
Physical Description vii, 491 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-469) and index
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

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