The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy

The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy

The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy

The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy

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For three important reasons I have been silent until now.

The desire to see President Hoover, who owed his position to Warren G. Harding, dedicate for the Nation the Memorial built at Marion, Ohio.

A feeling that I ought not to discuss Albert B. Fall, or his case, until finally disposed of by the courts.

And a personal reluctance to enter the field of political and historical controversy.

Mr. Hoover dedicated the monument on June 16, 1931, Albert B. Fall's case has been settled by his imprisonment, and the flood of scurrilous books continues to flow.

I feel, at last, that I must speak, telling for the first time the true story of the nomination and election of Warren G. Harding, the important struggles and achievements of his administration, and his tragic death.

I am, perhaps, the only living man who knows the facts.

The story will be told, not in justification or defense of my own life, or in apology for his, but as a duty to the American people.

It is the glory of our Republic that in all its history no dishonest or disreputable man has ever been President of the United States.

That Warren Harding's name should have been . . .

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