Your highschool background academics by no means gave you a booklet like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents positive aspects outrageous and uncensored profiles of the boys within the White residence - whole with 1000's of little-known, politically unsuitable, and downright wacko proof. 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 condominium china while he ran low on money
- Jimmy Carter mentioned a alien craft sighting in Georgia
- And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, do not get us begun on Nixon!
With chapters on everybody from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles the entire tricky questions that different historical past books are afraid to invite: what percentage of those men have been dishonest on their better halves? Are there rather mystery tunnels beneath the White condominium? And what was once Nancy Reagan considering whilst she seemed on Diff'rent Strokes? American background was once by no means this a lot enjoyable in class!
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The adventure gave the president a hatred of the clicking that may sooner or later come again to hang-out him. Names, One Rifle Grover Cleveland tended to stability lengthy hours of labor with nutrients and beer. plenty of nutrients and beer. He exercised hardly ever, even though he did domesticate a love of looking and fishing. His weapon of selection was once a rifle that he referred to as loss of life and Destruction. MAKING sweet FROM a child among Cleveland’s phrases as president, he and Frances had a daughter, Ruth, who turned immensely well-liked by the public—so renowned, actually, that Nestlé named a sweet bar after her: child Ruth. Ruth used to be the 1st of 5 Cleveland youngsters. one other, Esther, used to be born in the course of Cleveland’s moment term—the purely president’s baby ever born within the White condo. the opening fact lengthy after Grover Cleveland died, a physician named William willing published a mystery he’d saved for 24 years: a deadly operation have been played on Cleveland whereas he was once president to take away a cancerous tumor from his higher palate. whilst, in 1893, Cleveland discovered that the tough spot in his mouth was once melanoma and needed to be got rid of, he insisted that the strategy be stored mystery to prevent alarming the general public. awesome precautions have been taken. a chum of the president’s provided his inner most yacht for the operation. It sailed to new york Sound, the place surgeons anesthetized Cleveland with guffawing fuel after which all started slicing. Led by way of Dr. Joseph Bryant, the president’s own health care provider, they worked for an hour to take away the tumor. The operation used to be a hit, and the medical professionals crammed the ensuing gap with a rubber prosthetic. awfully, the entire charade worked—Cleveland added a speech to Congress a month later with out sounding as though his jaw were torn aside. the click endured to keep on with up on unusual rumors throughout the president’s convalescence, however the fact didn’t come to gentle until eventually willing spilled the beans to the Saturday night submit in 1917. lovely delicate for a president identified for his honesty, eh? 23 BENJAMIN HARRISON August 20, 1833–March thirteen, 1901 ASTROLOGICAL signal: Leo time period of government: 1889–1893 celebration: Republican AGE UPON TAKING place of work: fifty five vice chairman: Levi P. Morton RAN opposed to: Grover Cleveland peak: 5′6″ NICKNAMES: “Little Ben,” “White condo Iceberg” SOUND chew: “We american citizens don't have any fee from God to police the area. ” Benjamin Harrison’s management is remembered essentially for being sandwiched among Grover Cleveland’s phrases. It’s becoming, too, simply because this guy’s approximately as interesting as lunch meat. no longer that there wasn’t reason to count on good things from Harrison. in the end, he was once the newest in a protracted line of individual Harrisons: His great-grandfather was once a signer of the statement of Independence; his grandfather, William Henry Harrison, have been president (for a month); and his father, John Scott Harrison, have been a congressman. Benjamin himself was once a rousing public speaker with a special army occupation; as a brigadier normal within the Civil struggle, he had inspired everyone—especially his personal men—with his battling spirit and management characteristics.