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The Bloviator: Sex, Drugs, Fraud, Suicide, Murder, Scandal, Adultery, Quackery, Corruption, Superstition and President Warren G. Harding. Paperback – August 2, 2012
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"At times a rambling incoherent mess - that's President Harding, the novel is brilliant." - Colophon Quarterly
"A Brilliant Mix of Fact and Fiction." - New Booklist
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Amidst all of this, Yoakum injects a number of fictitious elements to the story, some based on speculation, others that are pure invention. These include a hallucinating (or possibly haunted) president, a first lady attuned to mystics and bent on becoming the first female President of the United States, a scheming and deceitful villainous Attorney-General (well, that's mostly true), and a number of steamy sex scenes one might expect from a lascivious President, but which one might not expect from some of the other characters in Harding's circle of influence. The ending is also something that probably never happened, that's all I'll say about that.
There are a number of mysteries contained in the true story of President Warren Gamaliel Harding and these are woven into this novel. Why did two of Harding's associates commit suicide? Why did Harding die suddenly after a group of reputable doctors predicted that he was over the worst of his illness? Why were his personal papers burned after his demise? And why did the first lady insist that there would be no autopsy after Harding's death?Read more ›