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In this amazing and at times ribald story, Laton McCartney tells how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president. Harding and his "oil cabinet" made it possible for cronies to secure vast fuel 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. Drawing on contemporary records newly made available to McCartney, The Teapot Dome Scandal reveals a shocking, revelatory picture of just how far-reaching the affair was, how high the stakes, and how powerful the conspirators-all told in a dazzling narrative style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812973372
ISBN-10: 0812973372
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Laton McCartney

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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