First edition of The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy by Harry M. Daugherty in collaboration with Thomas Dixon, in the scarce dust jacket.
Octavo, viii, , 323pp. Brick red cloth, title in black on spine and front cover. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, small bump to bottom edge, previous ownership bookplate and remnants of sticker to front endpaper, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, shelf wear, chipping to corners and edges, soiling to rear cover, faint sunning to spine. A bright example of a scarce dust jacket.
Harry M. Daugherty (1860-1941) served as Attorney General of the United States under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Daugherty worked as Harding’s campaign manager at the Republican National Convention, securing his nomination as Attorney General. The Harding administration dealt with many controversies, including the “Ohio Gang” and the Teapot Dome scandal. Daugherty was under investigation for federal corruption twice and was forced to resign in 1924.