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The Strange Death of President Harding: From…

The Strange Death of President Harding: From the Diaries of Gaston B.…

by Gaston B. Means

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If I hadn't known beforehand that Gaston Means was a nut case, I would definitely have known it after reading this book. Wow. ( )
  tloeffler | Mar 26, 2017 |
5353. The Strange Death of President Harding From the Diaries of Gaston B. Means as told to May Dixon Thacker (read 25 Feb 2016) This book purports to tell of Gaston Means' activities as an investigator for the U. S. Department of Justice when Harry Daugherty was Attorney-General. It is replete with lengthy quotations of people Means says he came in contact with while working for Mrs. Harding. These cannot be accurate unless Means had them taped--long before the days of Watergate. No doubt Nixon would have been enamored of Means, who did "dirty tricks" so successfully--according to him. The book was actually written by May Dixon Thacker, who in 1931 published a 12-page book repudiating the book--according to a listing on Amazon. No doubt there is some truth in this book but there is no way to tell what is true and what is fiction. Means spent two years in Federal prison taking, he says, the hit for others in the Harding Administration. He was sentenced to prison again in connection with his doings in regard to the Lindbergh kidnapping and died in prison in Leavenworth, Kans. on 12 December 1938. ( )
  Schmerguls | Feb 25, 2016 |
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