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Sex lives of the great dictators : an irreverent exposé of despots, tyrants and other monsters
Cawthorne, Nigel, 1951-
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
London : Prion, [2004]

Physical Description:
282 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Previous ed.: 1996.
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JC495 .C38 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Prion's internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. Power corrupts--absolute power is even more fun. Sex Lives of the Dictators is a look at the bedroom antics of the most powerful, and some of the most evil, men in history. Napoleon said "Not tonight, Josephine," but only because he was busy entertaining other women. Lenin returned to Russia in the closed train in 1917 with his wife and two mistresses, and Benito serenaded his conquests with a violin. And Hitler? Well, as you would expect, he was just plain weird. Five of his lovers committed suicide because of his questionable practices.

Author Notes

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for twenty-five years and has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books on a wide range of subjects. He has also contributed to the Guardian, Daily Mail, Mirror and the New York Tribune, amongst others

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Not Tonight, Josephinep. 6
2 Ten Days that Shook the Bedp. 46
3 More Revolting Red Raversp. 59
4 Hanging Out With Mussolinip. 76
5 Hitler Having a Ballp. 92
6 The Thoughts of Chairman Maop. 124
7 The Pleasure Peninsularp. 144
8 Cuba's Casanovap. 151
9 Going Down South of the Borderp. 166
10 Don't Cry for Me, Argentinap. 181
11 Shoe Fetishism in the Philippinesp. 193
12 Eating Out in Africap. 206
13 Ataturk--Father of a New Turkeyp. 222
14 Playboy of the Western Worldp. 228
15 The Peacock Thronep. 249
16 The Bawdy Saudisp. 263
17 The Mother of All Mothersp. 268
Indexp. 279