The Mammoth Book of Sex Scandals

The Mammoth Book of Sex Scandals

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Sex scandals, some historical but many contemporary, involving political figures, celebrities, movie stars, sports stars, musicians and artists, from Julius Caesar's affair with Cleopatra, which scandalized Rome and may have contributed to his murder, to what exactly IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn did or didn't get up to in that New York hotel room. England's Edward II was put to death by having a red-hot poker shoved up 'those parts in which he had been wont to make his vicious pleasures' and James Dean was known as 'the human ashtray' for the pleasure he took in having cigarettes stubbed out on his body, but from Silvio Berlusconi to Tiger Woods, many have been more focused on pleasure than pain. Even Barack Obama gets a look in - did he have an affair with Vera Baker?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780335391
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 515,512
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of a number of successful true crime and popular history books. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Presidential Peccadilloes Barack Obama George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson John Quincy Adams John Tyler 5

2 British Bonking John Profumo Charles Parnell David Lloyd George Jeremy Thorpe Lord Lambton Lord Jellicoe William Ewart Gladstone Benjamin Disraeli Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke The Duke of Wellington Winston Churchill Alan Clark David Mellor 36

3 Hollywood Hoopla Charlie Sheen Fatty Arbuckle Rudolph Valentino Charlie Chaplin Errol Flynn Heidi Fleiss Jody Gibson Hugh Grant Pee-wee Herman Angelina Jolie Eddie Murphy Paris Hilton 95

4 Foreign Parts Silvio Berlusconi Dominique Strauss-Kahn Jacob Zuma Omar Bongo Juan Eva Perón Eliza Lynch Francisco Solano López Karl Marx Sophie Dawes Adolf Hitler 147

5 Sporting Feats Tiger Woods David Beckham Ashley Cheryl Cole Boris Becker 196

6 Dirty Democrats Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren James Buchanan Grover Cleveland Woodrow Wilson Franklin Delano Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Lyndon Baines Johnson Gary Hart Bill Clinton Earl Long John Edwards 228

7 Musical Bent George Michael Michael Jackson Michael Hutchence Jerry Lee Lewis Gary Glitter Franz Liszt Ludwig van Beethoven 336

8 Religious Vices Eamon Casey Michael Cleary Pope Alexander VI Jim Bakker Jimmy Swaggart 366

9 Royal Romps Prince Charles Diana Mike Tindall Edward Mrs Simpson Prince Eddy Mrs Brown George IV Queen Caroline Queen Christina of Sweden 385

10 Artistic Licence Tracey Emin Eric Gill Amedeo Modigliani Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo Buonarroti 448

11 Literary Lapses Oscar Wilde Charles Dickens Mae West Jeffrey Archer 471

12 Raunchy Republicans Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant James Garfield Chester Arthur Benjamin Harrison Theodore Roosevelt Warren Harding Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan George Bush George W. Bush Clarence Thomas Arnold Schwarzenegger Mike Sanford Sarah Palin Herman Cain 515

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