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A History of Political Scandals (ePub)

Social History

Imprint: Pen & Sword Politics
Series: Pocket Guides
File Size: 25.9 MB (.epub)
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781473831582
Published: 6th November 2013

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A MUST-BUY BOOK for everyone interested in history and the scandalous behaviour of politicians across the world. Andy Hughes' fascinating book guides us through centuries of political abuse - and just plain stupidity. The Profumo Affair is still shocking to modern voters, possibly because the MP actually stepped down after being caught out after sharing his mistress with a Russian spy. This Pocket Guide will expose the secret side of politics, including which politicians risked or ruined their own careers for personal gain.

This gripping book includes stories include the MP who liked to party hard and be whipped even harder, the Prime Minister and his hookers, expenses claims for manure and the US President who called for all gay men to be castrated. There is definitely no shortage of scandalous behaviour. In fact, politicians have mixed scandal with eggs, adult movies, helicopters, drugs, shoes, beef burgers, public toilets, mobile phones, rape, turkeys, orgies and even ice cream. You name it and politicians have been mixed up in it somehow.

It is not just today's politicians who are embroiled with scandal, as this explosive Pocket Guide to Political Scandals reveals the questionable behaviour of politicians of yesteryear and from around the world; the corruption, dishonesty and like of morals and judgement all come out in the stories in the book.

As featured on BBC Three Counties Radio

Two earlier books by the journalist Andy Hughes cover scandals involving royalty and the aristocracy respectively, and in this engaging and very readable volume he turns the spotlight on politicians.

Pennant Magazine

'A History of Political Scandals' is a highly entertaining read that brings together the most outrageous tales from the history books of politics.

Buckinghamshire Life

“Can’t wait for volume two.” Four-star review.

Daily Express

All the old favourites are here including Profumo (call girls and secrets) and Watergate (burglary and lies).
Hughes digs deeper to show that these were just the latest steps on what is a well-trodden path.

Daily Express, Andy K Hughes
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