Monday, July 25, 2011

Sex @ the Free Library of Philadelphia

2 copies in LINKcat; 4 holds

Porn king writes of presidents' peccadilloes.  (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/24/2011)

Excerpt:   Flynt and Eisenbach will talk about the book Monday night at 7:30 at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Flynt, 68, said in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles that the book's purpose is to counter historical portrayals of Thomas Jefferson and others as figures of "marble and stone."

"In reality he's just like all of us," with a sex drive, Flynt added. The president hypocritically slept with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered her children while he harped on rival Alexander Hamilton's sexual indiscretions, write Flynt and Eisenbach.

Eisenbach, who has a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, did most of the research, using a slew of sources, including the National Archives, the Woodrow Wilson papers at Princeton University, and presidential libraries, for instance.

(Flynt explained the collaboration: "Who wants to read a history book written by a pornographer? I needed to bring David in."

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