Warren G. HardingBook - 2004
An incisive portrait of the life and tarnished political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency details the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, extramarital affair, policy decisions, and other important events that marked the administration of the twenty-ninth president. 25,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
President Nixon's former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal
Warren G. Harding may be best known as America's worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair.
Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding took hold of the small town's newspaper and turned it into a success. Showing a talent for local politics, he rose quickly to the U.S. Senate. His presidential campaign slogan, "America's present need is not heroics but healing, not nostrums but normalcy," gave voice to a public exhausted by the intense politics following World War I. Once elected, he pushed for legislation limiting the number of immigrants; set high tariffs to relieve the farm crisis after the war; persuaded Congress to adopt unified federal budget creation; and reduced income taxes and the national debt, before dying unexpectedly in 1923.
In this wise and compelling biography, John W. Dean—no stranger to controversy himself—recovers the truths and explodes the myths surrounding our twenty-ninth president's tarnished legacy.
Portrays the life and political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency, detailing the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, his extramarital affair, and his policy decisions.