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Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder Paperback – November 20, 2015
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"Fiction ripped from history's headlines. Politics! Infidelity! Murder! David Stokes has done it again with Jake & Clara." -- DAVID PIETRUSZA, author of "1932, The Rise of Hitler & FDR: Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny"
"A potent, nearly perfect brew ofpolitics, murder, mayhem, and mystery." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The author's attention to detail and skilledstorytelling give readers the feeling that they are viewing the seriesof events close up, in real-time; an exceptionally well-told story of aman who was consumed with power and a young woman who was driven to adesperate and unbelievable crime of passion. Highly recommended! -- The Columbia Review
"David Stokes is a rare talent. His fiction reads like true life, and his nonfiction has the brilliant feeling that the story once appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Jake and Clara may be written like a novel, but it presents a vivid portrait of America during its most colorful and turbulent era. Stokes cuts through the glitter and the gloss and unmasks the corruption and the murder that would leave lasting scars on the last great and hedonistic days of America before the worm turned and the Great Depression left it in ruin." -- CALEB PIRTLE, Venture Galleries
About the Author
DAVID R. STOKES is a bestselling author, ordained minister, commentator, broadcaster, and columnist. He and his wife Karen have seven wonderful grandchildren and live in the Washington, DC area. His personal website is: www.davidrstokes.com.
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Jake has connections, and pretty soon he finds a new ladder to climb : the political one . He gets involved in the inner circle of Warren Harding and his run for President , and gets promised a high cabinet job in office when Harding gets elected . There is only one problem . It seems The "Duchess" , Mrs. Harding , knows Jake a bit better than he thought .
That is when his whole world starts falling apart .
Rather than tell the whole story, let's just say it was an extremely interesting story , VERY well written . I think, in the end, maybe everyone got what was coming to them .
Great book !
So, if you read on with this story of greed, ambition and love, five will get you ten, there is a tragic story. Hollywood, President Harding, oil, rich men and blind ambition drives this story like wind in a thunderstorm.
So, if you like drama and suspense, this story of a 1921 murder trial will keep you reading until you reach the conclusion. This book I recommend.
I could not make myself care about even one of the characters in this story. If you can enjoy reading about sleazy, selfish, materialistic, power hungry, pleasure seeking, crass speaking, egomaniacs, than you will enjoy this book.
I have been told that the political history in Oklahoma is pretty ugly. I thought that was a reference to the "Sooner" nick name. (We are basically calling ourselves Oklahoma cheaters.) I now realize that the ugliness goes much deeper. My guess is this is only one of the scandals I didn't know about. Perhaps ignorance is bliss.