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Published: 18 March 2020

228 Pages | 11 illustrations

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780190050900

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Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels

Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump

Edwin L. Battistella

  • Features over 500 insults in a sweeping journey through two and a half centuries of the ridicule and revilement Americans have directed at their presidents
  • Puts today's political climate in perspective by tracing invective back to the nation's earliest days
  • Explains the historical context and linguistic origins of the insults, providing a sense of the history of the presidency and of the English language

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