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First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy (Modern First Ladies)
Florence Kling Harding has come down through history as one of our most scorned first ladies. Victimized by caricatures and branded a shrew, she stands at the bottom of historians' polls, her reputation tarnished by her husband's scandals despite their joint popularity while in office. These depictions, argues Katherine Sibley, have prevented us today from seeing how innov ...more
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by University Press of Kansas
(first published March 31st 2009)
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I learned a great deal about Florence Harding from reading this book. Interesting how history repeats itself - Mrs. Harding remained faithful to an unfaithful husband (Warren G.) and later destroyed 8 of 10 crates of "personal" correspondence upon his death. These events reminded me of Hillary Clinton staying this course with Bill and the more current issue regarding deleted emails from her personal server. Documents from the Era confirm a "do nothing" Congress - nothing new from today. An inter ...more