Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous President by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

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Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous President
Title:
Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous President
Author:
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
ISBN:
0688169759
ISBN13:
978-0688169756
Size PDF:
1806 kb
Size epub:
1585 kb
Publisher:
Harper Perennial; First Edition, Thus edition (May 19, 1999)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.7
Votes:
327
A major new biography of the politically powerful forerunner of Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton.

Deeply researched and richly told, Florence Harding reveals the never-before-told story of First Lady Florence Harding's phenomenal rise to power. The daughter of an abusive father in small-town Ohio, mother at a young age to an illegitimate child, Florence Harding saw her escape in Warren Harding, and became the driving force behind his ascent to one of the most scandal-ridden presidencies in United States history.Preeminent First Ladies biographer Carl Sferrazza Anthony not only captures the drama of Florence Harding's personality, but he uses the White House to bring to life Jazz Age America -- a world of speakeasies and Miss America, Babe Ruth, Al Jolson, and the rise of Hollywood. 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. With newly unsealed medical information, Florence Harding finally unfolds the mystery of whether the First Lady poisoned the President, whose death occurred seventy-five years ago. Florence Harding is a fascinating and informative look at a lost chapter in American history.

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