National Affairs: Novel

It is now no deep dark secret that the late President Harding played poker while some of his pals of the "Ohio gang" and a few oil men were developing nest eggs by big deals arid little black satchels. No doubt, much of this was grimy work. With scarcely any of the attitude of now-it-can-be-told, with a confident feeling of now-it-can-be-sold, an even grimier novel— has recently been published. Novelist Adams takes as his hero Willis Markham, President of the U. S., a poker-playing, whiskey-drinking, easygoing, good-natured pal who was lifted suddenly to...

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