Dominic Sandbrook

In Congress

One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History

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‘I don’t think I’m big enough for the Presidency,’ Warren G Harding complained after his inauguration as President of the United States in 1921: ‘I can’t make a damn thing out of this tax problem. I listen to one side and they seem right, and then – God! – I talk to the other side and they seem just as right … Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it. My God! But this is a hell of a place for a man like me to be in.’ 

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