The Mirrors of Washington

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WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING

EVERY time we elect a new President we learn what a various creature is the Typical American.

When Mr. Roosevelt was in the White House the Typical American was gay, robustious, full of the joy of living, an expansive spirit from the frontier, a picaresque twentieth century middle class Cavalier. He hit the line hard and did not flinch. And his laugh shook the skies.

Came Wilson. And the Typical American was troubled about his soul. Rooted firmly in the church-going past, he carried the banner of the Lord, Democracy, idealistic, bent on perfecting that old incorrigible Man, he cuts off the right hand that offends him and votes for prohibition and woman suffrage, a Round Head in a Ford.

Eight years and we have the perfectly typical American, Warren Gamaliel Harding of the modern type, the Square Head, typical of that America whose artistic taste is the movies, who reads and

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents - With Biographical Note iii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding 3
  • Woodrow Wilson 23
  • George Harvey 47
  • Charles Evans Hughes 65
  • Edward M. House 87
  • Herbert Hoover 105
  • Henry Cabot Lodge 127
  • Bernard M. Baruch 143
  • Elihu Root 161
  • Hiram Johnson 181
  • Robert Lansing 211
  • Boies Penrose 227
  • William E. Borah 243
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