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The Resource Warren G. Harding, John W. Dean

Warren G. Harding, John W. Dean

Label
Warren G. Harding
Title
Warren G. Harding
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During his presidency, Warren G. Harding was beloved. His presidential campaign slogan, "Not heroics but healing, not nostrums but normalcy," gave voice to a public exhausted by World War I. Harding inherited a White House in disarray after President Woodrow Wilson's debilitating stroke. He promised the American people that, under his watch, life and governance would once again be manageable." "His first priority was to bolster the economy, which had spiraled into recession after the end of the war. Despite his pro-business record as a U.S. senator and successful newspaper publishers in his hometown of Marion, Ohio, Harding became a self-styled populist. While he signed legislation limiting the number of immigrants in a tight labor market, he made exceptions for hard-luck cases. He placed the executive branch on a sound business footing with a new Bureau of the Budget, which succeeded in cutting expenditures by $1 billion, and rejected the politically popular war bonuses for soldiers that would have depleted the federal Treasury, paving the way for the economic boom of the 1920s. Harding initiated a series of historic disarmament treaties that reduced American, British, and Japanese naval fleets and limited the use of poison gas. He even gained a reputation for personally answering his own correspondence; magazine profiles lauded his efficient and smart approach to the presidency. By the spring of 1923, the U.S. economy was recovering, and Harding decided to take a tour of the West. When he died unexpectedly during the trip, nine million Americans lined railroad tracks to witness the funeral train as it passed, with crowds often singing the president's favorite hymn." "Yet Harding's legacy was soon tarnished by scandals not of his making. It was the Teapot Dome affair - in which the interior secretary had opened national oil reserves to private companies in exchange for alleged bribes - that made his name synonymous with scandal. Sensational headlines, congressional hearings, and criminal proceedings continued for a decade. Harding's ruin was sealed when a dubious tell-all memoir claimed that the president had had an extra-marital affair and had fathered an illegitimate daughter." "In this biography, John W. Dean - no stranger to presidential controversy himself - gives us a portrait of a man who succeeded in reestablishing order in the nation, struggled to keep order in his own administration, and literally gave his life to the presidency."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266953
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
973.91/4/092
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The American presidents series
Target audience
adult
Label
Warren G. Harding, John W. Dean
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=571352
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Young Harding -- Editor, publisher, and apprentice politician -- United States senator -- Winning the nomination -- The 1920 campaign -- Cabinet making -- An unfinished presidency -- Death and disgrace
Control code
ocn863516294
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429997515
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
portrait.
Publisher number
EB00095060
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A7FC84D-03B7-47EB-87B7-126A1BB10394
System control number
(OCoLC)863516294
Label
Warren G. Harding, John W. Dean
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=571352
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Young Harding -- Editor, publisher, and apprentice politician -- United States senator -- Winning the nomination -- The 1920 campaign -- Cabinet making -- An unfinished presidency -- Death and disgrace
Control code
ocn863516294
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429997515
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
portrait.
Publisher number
EB00095060
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A7FC84D-03B7-47EB-87B7-126A1BB10394
System control number
(OCoLC)863516294

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