Staff Review: "Warren G. Harding" by John Dean

Warren G. Harding by John Dean

No stranger to presidential politics himself, John Dean's biography of Warren G. Harding illustrates the life and presidency of one of the 20th century's least-known presidents. Dean traces Harding's life from childhood to his rise to power through Ohio politics and ultimately, the presidency. Frequently considered one of the most corrupt presidents, Dean's biography gives a different take, showing the reader that Harding himself was an unfortunate victim of the corruption of his political allies but who himself was a man of character; a fact highlighted in the book by Harding's comment that his friends cause him more problems than his enemies. 

--Michael B., Jamestown Bluffs Branch

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