Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Follies, and Foibles

Bill Fawcett

Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 341 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 204 x 135 mm
Peso: 294 gr.
  • EAN: 9780061346170
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Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect a leader--a personage of unimpeachable sobriety and moral standing who will serve as a paragon for the rest of us. But truth be told, presidents and their families are people too--with quirks and character flaws like everyone else . . . and plenty of skeletons rattling around in their closets. Oval Office Oddities is a grand compendium of fascinating, sometimes embarrassing presidential facts, gaffes, and oddball behaviors--available in plenty of time for Election Day!White House Whoopee: We've all heard about the dalliances of Clinton and Kennedy--but what were Washington, Jefferson, FDR, and Ike doing behind closed doors?America's Imelda: Mary Todd Lincoln had an endearing little clothing fetish . . . and once purchased 300 pairs of gloves in a single month! Go West, Young Prez: "California Dreamin'" was not a top presidential priority . . . since no Commander in Chief bothered to visit the neglected coast until Rutherford B. Hayes did in 1880. Crazy Jack: Many prominent leaders were absolutely convinced that John Adams was stark raving bonkers!