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Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House

Cormac O'Brien


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/1/2003)
Paperback (1/1/2009)


Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump.

This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that:

• Teddy Roosevelt was blinded in a White House boxing match
• John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River
• Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model
• Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash
• Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia

With chapters on everyone from George Washington to Donald Trump, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: Which president claimed that God struck down Abraham Lincoln on purpose? How many of these folks were cheating on their spouses? And are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? American history was never this much fun in school!

Praise For Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House

“Cormac O’Brien delivers outrageous trivia in Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents.”—Paste Magazine 

“Your weekly trivia team will thank you.”—Redeye Chicago 

“A fascinating expose from cover to cover.”—Midwest Book Review

Quirk Books, 9781594749353, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

About the Author

Cormac O’Brien is also the author of Secret Lives of the First Ladies and Secret Lives of the Civil War. He lives in New Jersey.