The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House

"Packed with colorful character sketches and bawdy puns..., this ribald and richly detailed history entertains."
– Publisher's Weekly

Book cover of Sex with Presidents

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Photo of Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy
When first lady Jackie Kennedy slid between her sheets one evening, her hand touched something odd beneath her pillow. She pulled out a pair of women’s panties and asked her husband, “Would you please shop around and see who this belongs to? It’s not my size.”
Photo of Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding routinely had sex with young women in a closet in the Oval Office, in one case when his wife was banging angrily on the office door. As a friend described it, “It was really rather a close call. Stumbling in closets among galoshes, she pounding on the door, the girlie with panties over her head.”
Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird, once walked into the Oval Office to find him in flagrante delicto with one of his secretaries on a sofa. A furious Johnson ordered the Secret Service to install a buzzer system. “If we saw Lady Bird heading for the elevator or stairs,” an agent recalled, “we were to ring the buzzer.

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Reviews

Praise for the works of Eleanor Herman.

Sex with Kings

“Open Sex with Kings at almost any page and you’ll find yourself immersed in a bawdy, deliciously appealing illicit scene occurring in the highest places.” — New York Times Book Review

“An irreproachably researched and amusingly written history of European monarchs’ jezebels.” — Kirkus Reviews (STARRED Review)

“Sex with Kings is . . . a lot more fun than Danielle Steel or Dan Brown.” — Washington Post Book World

Sex with Queens

“Herman bares all the hot and heavy details about the lewd lives of royal lovers. . . . The addictively good dish is worth, if not a king’s ransom, then at least the cover’s price tag.” — Entertainment Weekly

“. . . the salacious details about the sometimes-outlandish characters . . . make this book sparkle brighter than a crown jewel.” — Emily McCombs, Bust

Royal Art of Poison

“Morbidly witty.” ― Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

“You’ll be as appalled at times as you are entertained.” ― Bustle, one of The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018

“A heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip.” ― Aja Raden, author of Stoned

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About the Author

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Eleanor Herman

is the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings, Sex with the Queen, and several other works of popular history. She has hosted Lost Worlds for The History Channel, The Madness of Henry VIII for the National Geographic Channel, and two seasons of America: Fact vs. Fiction for The American Heroes Channel. She writes in a home office filled with random historical artifacts, paintings of dead people, four sleeping cats and a very naughty rescue dog.

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Eleanor Herman
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