Throughout centuries, men and women have been inevitably drawn by the desire to possess whomever seemed to fulfill their sense of life. Those who give shape to the destiny of a country are not exempt from that impetuous attraction. What appetites and obsessions served as a cause for some key leaders in Mexico’s history? With his particular style, in which he merges research with narrative mastery, Francisco Martín Moreno undertakes an intimate journey into the heart and bedchambers of various characters: a nun, a dictator, a revolutionary, a reforming politician, an emperor, and a leader for independence. This riveting book reveals human conditions and the characters’ inevitable surrender before passionate love.