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The Resource The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country, Laton McCartney

The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country, Laton McCartney

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The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country
Title
The Teapot Dome Scandal
Title remainder
how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country
Statement of responsibility
Laton McCartney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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McCartney, Laton
Dewey number
973.91/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E785
LC item number
.M38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Harding, Warren G.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924
  • United States
Label
The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country, Laton McCartney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-338) and index
Control code
14887027
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 351 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400063161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400063161
  • (Sirsi) 582361
  • (OCoLC)144768777
Label
The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country, Laton McCartney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-338) and index
Control code
14887027
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 351 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400063161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400063161
  • (Sirsi) 582361
  • (OCoLC)144768777

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