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Power : the ultimate aphrodisiac

Author: Ruth K Westheimer; Steven Kaplan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the relationship between power and sex, using history and literature to explore the trophy wife, the harem, the political marriage, and other evidence of a link between these two forces.
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Genre/Form: History
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Westheimer, Ruth K. (Ruth Karola), 1928-
Power.
Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)988772703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth K Westheimer; Steven Kaplan
ISBN: 1568332300 9781568332307
OCLC Number: 47050151
Language Note: English.
Description: xxiv, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Many Wives, Many Powers: The Politics of Polygyny 1 --
2 The Sultanate of Women: Sex and Power in the Ottoman Harem 13 --
3 Ari and Jackie: Trophy Wife Meets Trophy Hunter 25 --
4 Eva Peron: Sleeping Her Way to the Top 37 --
5 Dangerous Liaisons: Biblical Women and Fallen Men 47 --
6 European Unions: Political Marriages and Other Mismatches 57 --
7 Madame de Pompadour: The Mistress of the House 73 --
8 Tom and Sally: Separate and Unequal 85 --
9 Parnell and the Englishwoman: A Love Story 97 --
10 JFK: All the President's Women 107 --
11 Cleopatra: Life and Death on the Nile 117 --
12 Elizabeth I: Courtship, Power, and the Politics of Virginity 127 --
13 Catherine the Great: No Horse's Tale 135 --
14 Christina of Sweden: Nothing Feminine but Her Sex 143 --
15 Gay Leaders: Closets and Cabinets 151 --
16 Eleanor and Franklin: Public Partners and Private Affairs 161.
Responsibility: Ruth K. Westheimer with Steven Kaplan.

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Looks at the relationship between power and sex, using history and literature to explore the trophy wife, the harem, the political marriage, and other evidence of a link between these two forces.

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