Provocative Book Questions “Who Killed Warren G. Harding?”

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New book tells a true story and explores the truth behind President Harding’s sudden death

Warren Gamaliel Harding, the 29th president of the United States of America, served only twenty-nine months, from March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923. After his sudden death, many conspiracy theories arose, including the possibility of murder. Who Killed Warren G. Harding?, written by journalist Timothy Wright and edited by Zachary Peters, reveals the truth about what really happened.

This book tells a true story, and like all true stories, it has many different beginnings. It begins with Warren G. Harding’s death in August 1923, and it begins with Timothy Wright’s trip to New England in January 1933 to find out more about Harding’s death, and it begins with Peters’ discovery of Wright’s unpublished record of what he found. Who Killed Warren G. Harding? begins with Harding’s years as a small-town, small-time journalist and Wright’s years as a major reporter and columnist and companion of presidents, including Harding, and Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Peters’ curiosity about Harding led him to Wright, which led him back to Harding. What he found out could have changed everything.

As readers browse through the fascinating pages of this book, they will discover a record of what Timothy Wright learned on that day in New England and the days that followed. He never published what he found, a decision that will explain itself in the course of the story. When he died, Wright left his papers—a vast and valuable collection of material—to the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress and the Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford. Peters decided to publish his work so that the world may know of Wright’s remarkable story.

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About the Author
Timothy Wright (1884–1958) was born in Avondale, Ohio. He earned degrees at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, then spent a long and successful career in journalism. After working for Collier’s and the New York Evening Post, he was hired as Washington correspondent by the New York Tribune (later the Herald Tribune). He was one of the first syndicated columnists and soon became an influential voice in national discussions of American politics and economics. His relationships with leading politicians—he counted Herbert Hoover among his close friends—gave him unprecedented access to the highest levels of government during the 1920s and 1930s.

Zachary Peters is a writer who lives in Philadelphia.

Who Killed Warren G. Harding? * by Timothy Wright
Publication Date: June 8, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 209 pages; 978-1-4628-8038-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 209 pages; 978-1-4628-8039-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-8040-9

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