A stubborn man of deep principles, Andrew Jackson reacted violently to political or social injustice. Rumors surrounding the timing of his marriage devastated his wife, Rachel, who died after his election. But nothing tested Jackson's resolve quite like the Eaton Affair in which his Secretary of War's wife was labeled a "loose woman" and shunned in political circles. Jackson's support of the secretary and his wife began an imbroglio that became a scandal complete with media manipulation, quicksand coalitions, to rumors piled high. This account shows us that sex and sandal are hardly new to American politics.Marszalek, John F. is the author of 'Petticoat Affair Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's' with ISBN 9780807126349 and ISBN 0807126349.