One Nation Under Sex by Larry Flynt & David Eisenbach, Ph.D.
How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History

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Ben Franklin saved the American Revolution by seducing French Women. A gay love affair between President James Buchanan and Senator William King aided the secession movement. Woodrow Wilson’s girlfriend dictated his letters to the German Kaiser. And lesbian relationships inspired Eleanor Roosevelt to become a revolutionary crusader for equal rights. The colorful sex lives of America’s most powerful leaders have influenced social movements, government policies, elections and even wars, yet they are so whitewashed by historians that people think Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln were made of marble, not flesh and blood.

But the truth is about to come out. In One Nation Under Sex, free speech activist and notorious Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt teams up with Columbia University history professor David Eisenbach to peek behind the White House bedroom curtains and document how hidden passions have shaped public life. They unpack salacious rumors and outright scandals, showing how private affairs have driven pivotal decisions—often with horrific consequences. Along the way, they explore the origins of America’s fascination with sex scandals and explain how we can put aside out political moralism and begin focusing on the real problems that threaten our nation.

 


 

About Larry Flynt & David Eisenbach, Ph.D.

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Larry Flynt is the legendary publisher of Hustler magazine and has been a famous crusader for First Amendment and privacy rights for over three decades. His landmark Supreme Court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, is taught in law schools throughout the United States. A former political candidate, Flynt remains active in his longstanding campaign to expose sexual hypocrisy in politics and transform the national political dialogue. He lives in Los Angeles, California. David Eisenbach, Ph.D., is the host of "Ten Things You Don't Know About . . ." on H2. He is an award-winning historian who teaches American political history at Columbia University. He was the creator and host of the two-hour History Channel special, The Beltway Unbuckled, about how presidential sex shaped American history. He lives in New York City.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Of prurient politicians and pulsating presidents.

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Publishers Weekly

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Legendary Hustler publisher, First-Amendment crusader, and cultural provocateur Flynt joins forces with Columbia University professor Eisenbach to pull back the covers on key figures in American history, revealing in a heavily-annotated guide to presidential peccadilloes that sex scandals are not...

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BC Books

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An interesting history of the distractions of American Presidents.

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For a book written by Larry Flint, of Hustler infamy, this book is very tame in the descriptions of the actual sex acts involved.

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Examiner

If anyone told me a year ago that I would be reading and reviewing Larry Flynt's latest book, "One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of President, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History", I would have chuckled.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Do shoppers who are increasing their purchases of ammunition have reasonable concerns over future regulation of gun and ammunition sales?

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Chron.com

More compelling to me, though, were the details about our country’s earliest politicians, including the randiness of Ben Franklin — who was dispatched to France as an ambassador precisely because of his “irrepressible sex drive” — the flirtatiousness of Dolley Madison, the sleeping preferences of...

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