Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, (BOK)

Brian Abrams

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There's the office: President of the United States. And then there's the man in the office--prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation's leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and "true" American history on the rocks--a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party. From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby's house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the? American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn't all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs--Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead--both ?the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters "Tiger") and the good ol' boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood's "vitamin" injections of pure amphetamine. Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield's attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.'s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of "Mad" magazine meets "The Colbert Report." Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter's partier-in-chief.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Brian Abrams
Forlag
WORKMAN PUBLISHING
ISBN 9780761180845
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 419 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør John Mathias Emner og form Political leaders & leadership, Humour