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By Rosemary Stevens

ISBN-10: 1421421305

ISBN-13: 9781421421308

In the early Nineteen Twenties, with the kingdom nonetheless recuperating from international warfare I, President Warren G. Harding based a tremendous new association to regard disabled veterans: the united states Veterans Bureau, referred to now because the division of Veterans Affairs. He appointed his good friend, adorned veteran Colonel Charles R. Forbes, as founding director. Forbes lasted within the place for less than eighteen months ahead of stepping down lower than a cloud of feedback and suspicion. In 1926—after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government by way of rigging govt contracts—he used to be despatched to Leavenworth reformatory. even supposing he used to be identified in his day as a drunken womanizer, and as a corrupt, betraying toady of a susceptible, blind-sided president, the query persists: was once Forbes a felony or a scapegoat?

Historian Rosemary Stevens tells Forbes’s tale anew, drawing on formerly untapped documents to bare his function in America’s preliminary and ongoing dedication to veterans. She explores how Forbes’s upward push and fall in Washington illuminates President Harding’s efforts to convey company potency to executive. She additionally examines the Veterans Bureau scandal within the context of sophistication, professionalism, ethics, and etiquette in a speedily altering global. most importantly, Stevens proposes a desirable revisionist view of either Forbes and Harding—and increases questions on not just the validity however the resource in their respective reputations. they didn't defraud the govt of billions of greenbacks, Stevens convincingly records, and don't deserve the recognition they've got carried for 100 years.

Packed with bright characters—conniving neighbors, FBI brokers, and rival politicians cut up through sectional and ideological pursuits in addition to gamblers, revelers, and wronged better halves— A Time of Scandal will attract someone attracted to political gossip, presidential politics, the "Ohio Gang," and the 1920s.

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