Florence Harding: The First Lady, the Jazz Age, and the Death of America's Most Scandalous President
Deeply researched and richly told, "Florence Harding" reveals the never-before-told story of First Lady Florence Harding -- the driving force behind Warren G. Harding's ascent to one of the most scandal-ridden presidencies in the history of the United States. Carl Sferrazza Anthony not only recounts the drama of Florence's personality but uses the White House to bring to life Jazz Age America. He shows how Florence's friendship with Evalyn McLean, the morphine-addicted owner of the Hope Diamond and "The Washington Post," was one of the defining bonds in her public life.
Drawing on newly declassified FBI documents, Florence's recently discovered diary, and many other sources, Anthony offers a penetrating reanalysis of the 'Teapot Dome' scandal and the 'intimidation squad' used to silence Harding's political opponents, as well as shocking revelations about Harding's involvement with mistresses, including love letters the President wrote. And Anthony reopens the investigation into the legend that Florence Harding poisoned the President 75 years ago, with eye-opening conclusions.
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Review: Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous PresidentUser Review - Colleen - Goodreads
Loved it-lots of primary source info. and a smattering of gossip (identified as such) to jazz things up loved it Read full review
Review: Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous PresidentUser Review - Mary - Goodreads
Fascinating book, and a "fun" read. Florence Harding was quite a character. I wouldn't say this book made me like her as a person, but it was an enjoyable book, and made me want to pick it up & read another chapter & another chapter! Read full review
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