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The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country


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In The Teapot Dome Scandal, acclaimed author Laton McCartney tells the amazing, complex, and at times ribald story of how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president. Harding and his so-called "oil cabinet" made it possible for the oilmen to secure vast oil reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt. When news of the scandal finally emerged, the consequences were disastrous for the nation and for the principles in the plot to bilk the taxpayers: Harding's administration was hamstrung; Americans' confidence in their government plummeted; Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was indicted, convicted, and incarcerated; and others implicated in the affair suffered similarly dire fates. Stonewalling by members of Harding's circle kept a lid on the story--witnesses developed "faulty" memories or fled the country, and important documents went missing--but contemporary records newly made available to McCartney reveal a shocking, revelatory picture of just how far-reaching the affair was, how high the stakes, and how powerful the conspirators.--From publisher description.

About the Author

Laton McCartney is the author of the national bestseller Friends in High Places: The Bechtel Story–The Most Secret Corporation and How It Engineered the World and Across the Great Divide: Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail. McCartney has written extensively on business, finance, and politics for many national magazines. He and his wife, Nancy, divide their time between Wyoming and New York.

Table of Contents

A reversal of fortune — Breakfast of champions — Convention — Prize — A star of a fellow — Front porch campaign — Campaign trail — Friends of Jake Hamon — Acquittal — Fatal distractions — Trouble ahead — Ohio gang — Rockefeller of the west — Back in the day — Power grab — Sure thing — Black bag — All roads lead to Three Rivers — Unfinished business — A dog's breakfast — The best-laid plans — Napoleon and the Dutchman — Summer of their discontent — Shakedown — Unraveling — Departure — Coolidge — Getting ready — Two masters — Opening rounds — Crusader — Crack-up — Palm Beach story — True confessions — Damage control — Conspiracy — Redhead, the radical, and the Attorney General — State of denial — Unseen hand — A bribe as big as the Ritz — Link — Above the law — Dirty bonds, clean cash — Andy — Forty-eight hours — Acquittal, revelation — Rich man's justice — Robert Stewart — Harry Sinclair — Ned Doheny — Albert Fall — Edward L. Doheny — Thomas J. Walsh.

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How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country
Random House
McCartney, Laton
Laton McCartney
History : United States - 20th Century
Business & Economics : Government & Business
Business & Economics : Industries - Energy Industries
Industries - Energy Industries
Government & Business
United States - 20th Century/20s
Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924.
United States - 20th Century
Audio Books-US History
US History-1800 to 1945
US History-1920 to 1960
US History - 20th Century
Business & Economics : Industries - Energy
Business-History and Biography
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