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Notable: They did what?

Three new books dish some dirt on politicians, judges and sports figures.

The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks (Triumph) by Michael Freeman narrows down a huge field to a mere 100, with all the dirty details about players, coaches, journalists and fans (Gator football fans, beware); it's lightened up with lists of good guys like Warrick Dunn and Tim Tebow.

The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandals (Simon & Schuster) by Paul Slansky covers illicit whoopee by everyone from Alexander Hamilton to Eliot Spitzer in hilarious quiz format (but don't play this trivia game with the kids).

Secret Lives of the Supreme Court (Quirk) by Robert Schnakenberg uses a hip graphic format to compile tidbits about the justices, like who played for the NFL, who never missed Days of Our Lives and who scheduled regular screenings of X-rated movies in the court's basement.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: They did what? 06/19/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 19, 2009 2:09pm]

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