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Florence Harding: The First Lady, the Jazz Age, and the Death of America's Most Scandalous President

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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.

About the Author

Carl Sferrazza Anthony, the author of nine books, is considered the nation's expert on the subject of presidential wives and families. He has written extensively for publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, American Heritage, Smithsonian, and Town & Country, and also writes screenplays. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688169756
Subtitle:
The First Lady, The Jazz Age, And The Death Of America's Most Scandalous President
Author:
Anthony, Carl S
Author:
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Harding, warren g. (warren gamaliel), 1865-19
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Quill ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
106-27
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.21x6.08x1.81 in. 1.62 lbs.

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