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The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War, James David Robenalt

Label
The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War
Title
The Harding affair
Title remainder
love and espionage during the Great War
Statement of responsibility
James David Robenalt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "Warren Harding fell in love with his beautiful neighbor Carrie Phillips in the summer of 1905, almost a decade before he was elected a United States Senator and fifteen years before he became the twenty-ninth president of the United States. When the two lovers began their long-term and torrid affair, neither of them could have foreseen the implications of their relationship on one of the greatest conflicts in history, World War I. Harding would become a senator with the power to vote for war, while Phillips and her daughter would become German agents, spying on a U.S. training camp in the hopes of gauging for the Germans the pace of mobilization of the U.S. Army for entry into the battlefields in France." "Based on over 800 pages of correspondence that had been placed under seal in the archives of the Library of Congress in the 1960s, The Harding Affair tells the previously unexamined and unknown stories of Harding's personal and political life, including his passionate and politically complicated romance. James David Robenalt explores the reasons that the United States became involved in World War I, and explains why so many Americans at the time supported Germany, even after the United States entered the conflict in the spring of 1917. The comprehensive revelations are set in a suspenseful narrative that interweaves a real-life spy drama with the story of Harding's rise to the presidency - a story that will never be seen in quite the same light again"--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robenalt, James D.
Dewey number
973.91/4092
Index
index present
LC call number
E786
LC item number
.R63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Harding, Warren G.
  • Phillips, Carrie Fulton
  • Harding, Warren G.
  • Phillips, Carrie Fulton
  • Presidents
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Espionage
  • United States
  • Spionage
  • Weltkrieg <1914-1918>
  • Liebesbeziehung
Label
The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War, James David Robenalt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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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"
Control code
226357168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780230609648
Lccn
2009015910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226357168
Label
The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War, James David Robenalt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Control code
226357168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780230609648
Lccn
2009015910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226357168

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