Laton McCartney

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Tuesday March 11, 2008: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Author of the acclaimed work of history, The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country

On Tuesday March 11 Author McCartney regaled a crowd of 75 on the amazing, complex, and at times ribald story of how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our 23rd president. Mix in hundreds of millions of dollars in petroleum reserves, rapacious oil barons and crooked politicians, under-the-table payoffs, murder, suicide, and blackmail, White House cronyism, and the excesses of the Jazz Age. The result: the granddaddy of all American political scandals, Teapot Dome.