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Brassieres and Bourbon: the secret history of Ulysses S Grant

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Not many people know this, but America's 18th president, Ulysses S Grant was a cross-dresser before he entered the US military.

He actually spent a short amount time posing as the bearded lady in PT Barnum's circus.

Andrew Skaggs, who has developed a reputation for uncovering controversial historic facts, chronicles America's early transvestite roots, centering on Grant's
Published 2005
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Jul 01, 2008 Zack rated it it was amazing
Andrew Skaggs proves, once again, that he has a nose for uncovering decades-old histories.

As always, Skaggs turns everything we thought we knew about US history on its ass, as he reveals the secret history of cross-dressing in America.

While researching this book, Skaggs uncovered "lost" photos that depict President Ulysses S. Grant in women's clothing.
Further research uncovered the fact that Grant was actually a fairly active cross dresser who at times openly expressed his desire to be known as
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