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By Robert P. Watson

In fresh years, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, and numerous different politicians have made headlines for his or her sexual scandals. yet such tales should not new. certainly, there's a lengthy historical past of misbehavior in politics, together with within the nation’s optimum workplace. invoice Clinton, it could actually appropriately be stated, was once no longer the 1st president to misbehave, nor used to be he the worst.

In truth, there's a lengthy background of presidential peccadilloes. Many presidents were encouraged and had their careers laid low with the hand of a girl, occasionally that of a spouse or mom, yet at different instances that of a mistress. yet those tales are infrequently instructed. as a substitute, historical past has tended to glorify our leaders. any such scrubbed model of the lives of presidents, in spite of the fact that, omits their marital woes, love lives, and sexual peccadilloes. As Robert P. Watson finds, it really is accurately those intimate and all-too-human moments that supply essentially the most necessary insights into our leaders.

Affairs of State is not only approximately intercourse and scandal—the “who did it” of history—although such incidents are defined intimately. it's a e-book approximately love, marriage, and affairs within the White condo, supplying an intimate personality learn of the 1st who made history.

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