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 nationís 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 sonís 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 Clevelandís 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

User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Sean Brennan - Goodreads

An excellent work concentrating on the Marie Halpin affair, although I would have liked to have read more about his policies to highlight the man's obvious hypocracy! Excellent 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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