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“Well reasoned, well written, and well documented.”--Booklist

“Those looking for salacious details will find them, but Flynt and Eisenbach favor analysis over sensationalism, providing a new perspective of the men and women who have shaped our nation.”--Publishers Weekly

“Dig into the unwholesome side of American history to uncover how the sexual peccadilloes of the men we elect have transformed the world for good and ill...Sometimes it takes an asshole like Flynt to tell stories that need to be told.”—The Stranger

"Presidential hanky-panky is as old as the nation itself. But no one can bring it to life quite like Larry Flynt."--Steven E. Levingston, Washington Post
"It is amazing that this inherently salacious subject could be treated in such a thoughtful and  documented fashion, scholarly even, and yet be such a great read."--Robert Scheer, author of The Great American Stickup

“Americans often like to think that extramarital sex – or even a strong libido – is somehow a sign of poor character in our presidents. One Nation Under Sex explodes that myth. From Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson onward, our most respected leaders have always engaged in bedroom behavior that would outrage the cultural commissars—at no harm to the republic. You don’t have to agree with all of Larry Flynt’s and David Eisenbach’s readings of history to enjoy this sex-filled tour through more than 200 years of scandal.”--David Greenberg, presidential historian, Rutgers University, and author of Nixon’s Shadow

“Larry Flynt has waged a lifelong battle against hypocrisy and prudery: shattering every propriety and slaughtering every sacred cow. The political classes have never been safe from his special brand of satire. Now he turns his rabble-rousing sensibility backwards with a similar imperative. No more whitewashing! Smash decorum! Bring down the elites!”—Laura Kipnis, How To Become a Scandal and of Against Love

"As a Washington, DC, investigative reporter for two decades, I was certain the secret personal lives of politicians had an unappreciated affect on public policy and, eventually, history.  Here's the book that documents it."--Rudy Maxa, former Washington Post reporter and columnist

“Teaming up Larry Flynt with Columbia University historian David Eisenbach seems like an odd match but Flynt and Eisenbach have combined their talents and perspectives to produce a unique book that transgresses the holy empire of American history by providing a serious investigation of the sex lives of the Presidents. Be warned: this is not smut; this is an important and thorough historical excavation of how sex built the White House and our nation.”--Jim Downs, Professor of History, Connecticut College

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review by . March 30, 2011
Not crude or vulgar, but interestimg!
   Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach may seem like the odd couple of co-authors, Flynt being the publisher of Hustler and Dr. Eisenbach being a respected historian and professor at Columbia University. Although "Sex" is not raunchy, pornographic or titillating or even voyeuristic, it is startling to learn some of our revered early statesmen had feet of clay when it came to sexual mores. The sexual proclivities of many of our American forebears profoundly affected pivotal decisions …
One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History
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