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The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War

Author: James D Robenalt
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents Warren G. Harding's secret affair with pro-German advocate Carrie Phillips as based on their previously undisclosed correspondence, in an account that profiles the twenty-ninth president's personal life against a backdrop of the war and Phillip's possible role as a German spy.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Biography
Named Person: Warren G Harding; Carrie Fulton Phillips; Warren G Harding; Carrie Fulton Phillips; Carrie Fulton Phillips; Warren G Harding
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Robenalt
ISBN: 9780230609648 0230609643
OCLC Number: 226357168
Description: xvii, 396 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: "'Twas a search in Vain" --
Espionage in Chattanooga: the Baroness --
The American protective league and love tricks of women spies --
"The sweetest, dearest little brother you ever saw" --
Saturday, December 22, 1917: an espionage hearing begins --
Carrie --
Baron Kurt Loeffelholz von Colberg --
"It flames like the fire and consumes" --
Christmas eve, 1910 --
A German cavalry officer named Zollner --"Constant" --
"I got the fever" --
"Fate timed that marvelous coincidence" --
"I'd rather be a licked warrior and survive, than a healthy coward" --
"Everybody would be able to get the better of me" --
"My Carrie, beloved and adored" --
"Mrs. H is an invalid" --
"I have had my first lark since you went abroad" --
"I was literally seduced and urged into the step" --
"Sophie! Sophie! Don't die! Stay alive for the children!" --
"I am busier than an old hen with brood full of chicks" --
"You are an enemy alien" --
"This was surely a great victory" --
"I expected my husband to stay in America" --
"Why didn't you say what you wrote?" --
"Apparently considerable panic" --
"Bernstorff used dyes as war club" --
"Is it my intention to work at my job instead of haranguing dinner parties" --
"He was an American from the word go" --
"So Robinson came!" --
"The strength of the warrior and the skill of the engineer" --
"I learned to love with you" --
"No, this makes me too promiscuous" --
"Today we raise the question of peace" --
"I know you are in rebellion" --
"We shall make war together and together make peace" --
"A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own" --
"My countrymen, the republic is on trial" --
"First met him at a hop" --
"You suddenly threatened me with exposure to the Germans" --
"I guess my spirit is broken" --
"Secrets of the Hohenzollerns" --
"The chickens had scraps from the table" --
"Need of dictator urged by Harding" --
"No women are insensible to the courtly attentions of army or navy men" --
"Isabelle, you are a sudden child" --
"I'm talking to the wife of a German officer, now ain't I?" --
"It thrills me, merely to live it over in recollection" --
"Let me lecture you a bit" --
"War is Hell" --
"You fare the wonder woman of the world" --
"We have blundered".
Responsibility: James David Robenalt.

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The never-before-told story of President Harding's secret affair with pro-German advocate Carrie Phillips, based on their never-before-published love letters.  Read more...

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