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The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding

The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding

Walters, Ryan S.

Hardcover

Political BiographiesPresidents & Heads of State20th Century United States History

Publisher Price: $29.99

ISBN10: 1621578844
ISBN13: 9781621578840
Publisher: Regnery Pub Inc
Published: Feb 15 2022
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.94
Height: 0.94 Width: 6.31 Depth: 9.35
Language: English
Presidents are ranked wrong. In The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, Ryan Walters mounts a case that Harding deserves to move up--and supplies the evidence to make that case strong. -Amity Shlaes, bestselling author of Coolidge

He's the butt of political jokes, frequently subjected to ridicule, and almost never absent a Worst Presidents list where he most often ends up at the bottom. Historians have labeled him the Worst President Ever, Dead Last, Unfit, and Incompetent, to name but a few. Many contemporaries were equally cruel. H. L. Mencken called him a nitwit. To Alice Roosevelt Longworth, he was a slob. Such is the current reputation of our 29th President, Warren Gamaliel Harding. In an interesting survey in 1982, which divided the scholarly respondents into conservative and liberal categories, both groups picked Harding as the worst President.

But historian Ryan Walters shows that Harding, a humble man from Marion, Ohio, has been unfairly remembered. He quickly fixed an economy in depression and started the boom of the Roaring Twenties, healed a nation in the throes of social disruption, and reversed America's interventionist foreign policy.

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