A Secret Life: The Sex, Lies, and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 481 pages
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The child was born on September 14, 1874, at the only hospital in Buffalo, New York, that offered maternity services for unwed mothers. It was a boy, and though he entered the world in a state of illegitimacy, a distinguished name was given to this newborn: Oscar Folsom Cleveland. The son of the future president of the United States—Grover Cleveland. The story of how the man who held the nation’s highest office eventually came to take responsibility for his son is a thrilling one that reads like a sordid romance novel—including allegations of rape, physical violence, and prostitution. The stunning lengths that Cleveland undertook to conceal what really happened the evening of his son’s conception are truly astonishing—including forcing the unwed mother, Maria Halpin, into an insane asylum.

A Secret Life also finally reveals what happened to Grover Cleveland’s son. Some historians have suggested that he became an alcoholic and died a young man—but Lachman definitively establishes his fate here for the first time. In this gripping historical narrative, Charles Lachman sets the scandal-plagued record straight with a tightly-coiled plot that provides for narrative history at its best.
  

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Review: A Secret Life: The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland

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Surprisingly an easier read, filled with a thorough and researched historical story Read full review

Review: A Secret Life: The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland, with his two, non-consecutive terms in office, has the potential to throw off one's presidential reading balance sheet. Lucky for me, dude's got intrigue for miles, and also happened ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES
3 MARIA

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6 PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY
9 A TERRIBLE TALE
12 A BULLET THROUGH MY HEART
15 ROSE
17 DEATH OF A NEWSPAPER
EPILOGUE
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Charles Lachman is the executive producer of Inside Edition--the longest-running series of its kind. Previously he served as a producer for A Current Affair and was a reporter for the New York Post and The Fort Lauderdale News. Lachman is the author of In the Name of the Law, The Last Lincolns: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Family, andA Secret Life: The Lies, and Scandal of Grover Cleveland's Presidency.

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