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The Resource A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing, Michael Farquhar

A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing, Michael Farquhar

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A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing
Title
A treasury of great American scandals
Title remainder
tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing
Statement of responsibility
Michael Farquhar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our Founding Fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. We can take comfort in the fact that we are no worse and no better than our forebears.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers a close-up look at the misdeeds and misbehavior of America's founding fathers, including infamous sex scandals, treacherous parents and ungrateful children, instances of insanity, and unexplained deaths
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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165457
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.09/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.F3 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing
Label
A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing, Michael Farquhar
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Family ties that bind--and gag. Prepare for a shock ; Mother Mary, quite contrary ; Foundering father ; I now pronounce you miserable ; Dishonor thy mother ; A short, ugly story ; With this ring, I thee dread ; Smother-in-law ; One bad apple tree ; Oh, brother! -- pt. 2: Cold wars. Feuding Founding Fathers ; Showdown at Weehawken ; Giving the Devil his duel ; Overreaction Jackson ; "The Eaton malaria" ; A not so civil war ; When "mush" came to shove ; "I'd rather vote for Hitler" ; General dissatisfaction ; LBJ vs. RFK -- pt. 3: Hail to the chaff. Zachary Taylor ; Franklin Pierce ; James Buchanan ; Andrew Johnson ; Ulysses S. Grant ; Grover Cleveland ; William McKinley ; William Howard Taft ; Woodrow Wilson -- John Tyler -- pt. 4: Congressional follies. Floor fights ; Sexcapades -- pt. 5: Cruel campaigns. "One continued tempest of malignant passions" ; "May God Almighty forgive her murderers" ; A horrid looking wretch he is" ; "Ma! Ma! Where's my Pa?" -- pt. 6: The American Hall of Shame. Benedict Arnold : hero, traitor, whiner ; Aaron Burr : "embryo-Caesar" ; Roger Taney : one mean Supreme ; Henry Wirz : manufactured monster ; A. Mitchell Palmer : seeing red ; Warren G. Harding : nice guy finishes last ; Joe McCarthy : Wisconsin sleaze ; 8. t J. Edgar Hoover : what a drag ; Richard Nixon : say what!? -- pt. 7: Murder, madness, and just plain strange episodes. Bewitched ; The man who would be queen ; Cellar dweller ; Explorer off course ; The case of the cuckolded congressman ; The other assassinations -- pt. 8: Remains to be seen. Boiling "mad" ; Tom Paine's farewell tour ; Abe Lincoln's indecent exposure ; The "resurrection" of John Scott Harrison ; John Paul Jones : pickled in Paris -- Presidents of the United States -- A brief history of the United States (through 1980)
Control code
2300873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780142001929
Lccn
2003044457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51810711
  • (OCoLC)51810711
Label
A treasury of great American scandals : tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing, Michael Farquhar
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Family ties that bind--and gag. Prepare for a shock ; Mother Mary, quite contrary ; Foundering father ; I now pronounce you miserable ; Dishonor thy mother ; A short, ugly story ; With this ring, I thee dread ; Smother-in-law ; One bad apple tree ; Oh, brother! -- pt. 2: Cold wars. Feuding Founding Fathers ; Showdown at Weehawken ; Giving the Devil his duel ; Overreaction Jackson ; "The Eaton malaria" ; A not so civil war ; When "mush" came to shove ; "I'd rather vote for Hitler" ; General dissatisfaction ; LBJ vs. RFK -- pt. 3: Hail to the chaff. Zachary Taylor ; Franklin Pierce ; James Buchanan ; Andrew Johnson ; Ulysses S. Grant ; Grover Cleveland ; William McKinley ; William Howard Taft ; Woodrow Wilson -- John Tyler -- pt. 4: Congressional follies. Floor fights ; Sexcapades -- pt. 5: Cruel campaigns. "One continued tempest of malignant passions" ; "May God Almighty forgive her murderers" ; A horrid looking wretch he is" ; "Ma! Ma! Where's my Pa?" -- pt. 6: The American Hall of Shame. Benedict Arnold : hero, traitor, whiner ; Aaron Burr : "embryo-Caesar" ; Roger Taney : one mean Supreme ; Henry Wirz : manufactured monster ; A. Mitchell Palmer : seeing red ; Warren G. Harding : nice guy finishes last ; Joe McCarthy : Wisconsin sleaze ; 8. t J. Edgar Hoover : what a drag ; Richard Nixon : say what!? -- pt. 7: Murder, madness, and just plain strange episodes. Bewitched ; The man who would be queen ; Cellar dweller ; Explorer off course ; The case of the cuckolded congressman ; The other assassinations -- pt. 8: Remains to be seen. Boiling "mad" ; Tom Paine's farewell tour ; Abe Lincoln's indecent exposure ; The "resurrection" of John Scott Harrison ; John Paul Jones : pickled in Paris -- Presidents of the United States -- A brief history of the United States (through 1980)
Control code
2300873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780142001929
Lccn
2003044457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51810711
  • (OCoLC)51810711

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