The Harding affair: love and espionage during the Great War

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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 29th President of the United States. When the two lovers started their long-term and torrid affair, neither of them could have foreseen that their relationship would play out against one of the greatest wars in world history--the First World War. Harding would become a Senator with the power to vote for war; Mrs. Phillips and her daughter would become German agents, spying on a U. S. training camp on Long Island 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 discovered in the 1960s but under seal ever since in the Library of Congress, The Harding Affair will tell the unknown stories of Harding as a powerful Senator and his personal and political life, including his complicated romance with Mrs. Phillips. The book will also explore the reasons for the entry of the United States into the European conflict and explain why so many Americans at the time supported Germany, even after the U. S. became involved in the spring of 1917.

James David Robenalt's comprehensive study of the letters is set in a narrative that weaves in a real-life spy story with the story of Harding's not accidental rise to the presidency.

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Espionage -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Harding, Warren G. -- (Warren Gamaliel), -- 1865-1923 -- Relations with women
Harding, Warren G. -- (Warren Gamaliel), -- 1865-1923. -- Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Phillips, Carrie Fulton, -- 1873-1960
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Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- 1913-1921
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
title_displayThe Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War
title_fullThe Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War / James David Robenalt
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Harding, Warren G
History
Phillips, Carrie Fulton
Presidents
Relations with women
World War, 1914-1918