Harding His Presidency and Love Life Reappraised

Proceeding from that base, one could better understand the psyche of this newspaper man turned politician, who became an accidental President. How, one might ask, does one put together the insanity of Warren Harding's personal life with ...

Author: S. Joseph Krause

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491819050

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

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The general opinion of Warren Harding is that he has been justly ranked as the Worst of our Presidents, based largely on the corruption that was brought to light after his death. The truth is, however, that he had no personal involvement in any of the scandals perpetrated by members of his Administration, some of whom, like Jess Smith, an unofficial aid to the Attorney General, engaged in notorious grafting that often netted six figure rewards. Harding, by contrast, died a debtor. Neither a lawyer or general, Harding, head of a rural Ohio newspaper, was not considered an appropriate candidate for high office, no less the Presidency. But an awareness of shortcomings, lead to his making a studious effort to overcome them-- successfully, as recorded by leading reporters like William Allen White. As spelled out in this book, there is much to be said on the positive side of Hardings Presidency. Due recognition is given to his accomplishments. In his first year in office, for example he convened a Disarmament Conference and got Congress to ratify the Four Nation Treaty to reduce naval armament. He also created the Bureau of the Budget. Early on, a New York Times story was headlined Harding Assumes Real Leadership as Congress lags. In contrast to his performance as President, handsome Warren was beset by a sex addiction that lead to numerous infidelities, the principal ones being with Carrie Phillips, wife of a friend, and Nan Britton, a hometown admiring young lady, 31 years his junior. Nans memoir of an affair which blossomed into love covered the last six years of Hardings life. Though generally mentioned, and equally suppressed, its intimate content, is, herewith for the first time set forth in detail that reveals a crucial aspect of Hardings oft mentioned love life.

Under This Roof

10 David Pietrusza, 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents (New York: Basic Books, 2009), Chapter 14. 11 S. Joseph Krause, Harding, His Presidency and Love Life Reappraised (Bloomington, IN: Author Books, 2013), 102.

Author: Paul Brandus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493019311

Category: History

Page: 288

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“Like taking a tour of the White House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F. Kennedy was murdered, was a blood-red carpet installed in the Oval Office? If Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, 2001? History leaps off the page in this “riveting,” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room since 2008, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself. From George Washington—who selected the winning design for the White House—to the current occupant, Barack Obama—the story of the White House is the story of America itself, Brandus writes. You’ll: Walk with John Adams through the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to buy the Louisiana Territory Feel the fear and panic as British invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, movies, radio, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, boom and bust, secrets and scandals, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, movie theater, Situation Room, Oval Office and more. Under This Roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it. Paul Brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations.”

When Good Government Meant Big Government

For a more positive reappraisal, see Dylan Matthews, “Secret Love Child Aside, Warren Harding Was a Solid President,” Vox, August 13, 2015, https://www.vox.com/2014/7/9/5881009/in-defense-of-warren-harding. On the possibly apocryphal ...

Author: Jesse Tarbert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548489

Category: History


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The years after World War I have often been seen as an era when Republican presidents and business leaders brought the growth of government in the United States to a sudden and emphatic halt. In When Good Government Meant Big Government, the historian Jesse Tarbert inverts the traditional story by revealing a forgotten effort by business-allied reformers to expand federal power—and how that effort was foiled by Southern Democrats and their political allies. Tarbert traces how a loose-knit coalition of corporate lawyers, bankers, executives, genteel reformers, and philanthropists emerged as the leading proponents of central control and national authority in government during the 1910s and 1920s. Motivated by principles of “good government” and using large national corporations as a model, these elite reformers sought to transform the federal government’s ineffectual executive branch into a modern organization with the capacity to solve national problems. They achieved some success during the presidency of Warren G. Harding, but the elite reformers’ support for federal antilynching legislation confirmed the worries of white Southerners who feared that federal power would pose a threat to white supremacy. Working with others who shared their preference for local control of public administration, Southern Democrats led a backlash that blocked enactment of the elite reformers’ broader vision for a responsive and responsible national government. Offering a novel perspective on politics and policy in the years before the New Deal, this book sheds new light on the roots of the modern American state and uncovers a crucial episode in the long history of racist and antigovernment forces in American life.

A Companion to First Ladies

First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and Their Power, 1789–1961, vol. 1. New York: William Marrow. ... Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters, Potomac edn., 8 vols. ... “Woodrow Wilson's Political Personality: A Reappraisal.

Author: Katherine A.S. Sibley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118732243

Category: History

Page: 760

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This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiographical overview of these important women in U.S. history. Underlines the growing scholarly appreciation of the First Ladies and the evolution of the position since the 18th century Explores the impact of these women not only on White House responsibilities, but on elections, presidential policies, social causes, and in shaping their husbands’ legacies Brings the First Ladies into crisp historiographical focus, assessing how these women and their contributions have been perceived both in popular literature and scholarly debate Provides concise biographical treatments for each First Lady


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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066651971

Category: Home economics

Page: 816

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Like a good wine , signed personal bookplates as well . ... During a campaign , when a ' Warren G Harding is not very sought - after , as his term in candidate is “ pressing the flesh " and meeting large crowds , office was marked by ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132698437

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: 458

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ISBN: UOM:39015065455720

Category: Canada

Page: 1052

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Quaker Life

If we have difficulty in communicating with those of our own faith , how do we meet and learn to serve , even to love , all God's children ? This , it seems to me , is what the Fourth World Conference is all about .



ISBN: WISC:89067476473

Category: Society of Friends

Page: 452

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The Roaring Twenties Biographies

An American Hero : The True Story of Charles A. Lindbergh . ... Downes , Randolph C. The Rise of Warren Gamaliel Harding : 1865–1920 . ... What Lips My Lips Have Kissed : The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay .

Author: Kelly King Howes

Publisher: UXL

ISBN: PSU:000064521251

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 312

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Provides profiles of notable personalities in politics, government, music, sports, science, crime, art, religion, literature, and women's rights.