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    Description"The subject is an American citizen holding high elected office, married, and father to a young family..." From its opening line, "American Adulterer" examines the psychology of a habitual womanizer in hypnotically clinical prose. Like any successful philanderer, the subject must be circumspect in his choice of mistresses and employ careful calculation in their seduction; he must exercise every effort to conceal his affairs from his wife and jealous rivals. But this is no ordinary adulterer. He is the thirty-fifth president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JFK famously confided that if he went three days without a woman, he suffered severe headaches. Acclaimed author Jed Mercurio takes inspiration from the tantalizing details surrounding the president's sex life to conceive this provocatively intimate perspective on Kennedy's affairs. Yet this is not an indictment. Startlingly empathetic, darkly witty, and deft, "American Adulterer" is a moving account of a man not only crippled by back pain but enduring numerous medical crises, a man overcoming constant suffering to serve as a highly effective commander-in-chief, committed to a heroically idealistic vision of America. But each affair propels him into increasingly murky waters. President Kennedy fears losing the wife and children to whom he's devoted and the office to which he's dedicated. This is a stunning portrait of a virtuous man enslaved by an uncontrollable vice and a novel that poses controversial questions about society's evolving fixation on the private lives of public officials and, ultimately, ignites a polemic on monogamy, marriage, and family values.


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    Title
    American Adulterer
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jed Mercurio, Narrator Paul Boehmer
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400113675
    ISBN 10: 1400113679
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    Libri: I-JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC037000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    06 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jed Mercurio trained as a doctor and joined the Royal Air Force while at medical school. He adapted his first novel, "Bodies," into an award-winning drama for the BBC and is currently developing an American version for the Showtime Network. He lives outside London. Paul Boehmer, who has appeared on Broadway, on television, and in films, narrated an award-winning unabridged recording of "Moby Dick."
    Review quote
    "A riveting imagining of the inner life of a satyrlike John F. Kennedy.... Fresh, bold and provocative." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review