Michael Farquhar, a former writer and editor ataThe Washington Post,ais the bestselling author of numerous books, including the critically acclaimedaBehind the Palace DoorsaandaSecret Lives of the Tsars, as well as the popular Penguin "Treasury" series-aA Treasury of Royal Scandals,aA Treasury of Great American Scandals,aA Treasury of Deception,aandaA Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten aAmericans. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"The facts of this passing parade of perfidious knaves, nasty poltroons, incompetent liars and just some unlucky folk who slipped on bygone banana peels make for leisurely reading--and it's surely a story to be continued." --Kirkus Reviews "A catalog of historical anecdotes in which the historical agents experienced very bad days indeed." --Library Journal