Fluke by Martin Blinder

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So begins the tale of one of the most tragic figures in modern American history, as seen through the rather astigmatic vision of his mistress. In America, anybody can become president. In 1920, anybody did. Harding was a strikingly handsome man, a high school graduate of impenetrable ignorance whose only two qualifications for the presidency were that he looked and sounded presidential provided you didn't look or listen too closely. Ohio's "favorite son" at the nominating convention, he recognized his

About Martin Blinder

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Blinder serves on the faculty of the University of California in San Francisco, is past professor of law, Hastings College of Law, and former mayor of his home town San Anselmo, California.
Published January 1, 1999 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 213 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the eyes of narrator Nan Britton, who bore Harding's illegitimate child, Harding was a great man brought down by his enemies and his need to be liked.

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