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The Book of Bastards

101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power

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Move over, Benedict Arnold . . .

Oh to be sure, America's first traitor is one of the 101 bastards you will find in this one-of-a-kind account of bad guys in Washington. But compared to some of the gross misconduct in this frighteningly funny history book, well, let's just say he's in good company. This page-turner of a potboiler reveals all the dirtiest little secrets readers never learned in history class. From illegitimate children (we thought Grover Cleveland was too boring to have sex) and illicit trysts (Warren G. Harding in the White House phone booth with his secretary) to turncoats (make up your own mind about Daniel Ellsberg) and traitors (General Wilkinson, aka a Spanish secret agent), you will discover all the dirt worth dishing since the founding of Jamestown.

The Book of Bastards - because what you don't know about the history of our great nation can make you laugh and cry!

Brian Thornton is the author of eleven books and a whole bunch of short stories. He’s got three things out this year: a collection of three novellas entitled “Suicide Blonde,” and a double volume anthology of crime fiction inspired by the music of jazz-rock legends Steely Dan (“Die Behind The Wheel” and “A Beast Without A Name”). He does all of his own stunts, loves the color blue as well as singing in the car with his son, and lives in Seattle, where he is currently serving his third term as Northwest Chapter president for the Mystery Writers of America. Find out what he's up to at BrianThorntonWriter.com.

  • Publisher: Adams Media (July 18, 2010)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440507380

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