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Warren G Harding: A President for the Jazz Age

March 07, 2022
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Title: Warren G Harding: A President for the Jazz Age

Description: Today we are joined by multiple time guest, author Ryan S. Walters to talk about the short, but important presidency of Warren G. Harding. Harding often doesn’t do well in presidential rankings, but Ryan is working to give us a new perspective on a president who was much more impactful than he is given credit for. Ryan lays out the case for Warren G. Harding in his new book: The Jazz Age President

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Thank you again for listening to Beyond the Big Screen podcast. We are a member of the Parthenon Podcast network. Of course, a big thanks goes out to Ryan S Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding . Links to learn more about Ryan and his book can be found at at or in the Show Notes.

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[00:00:00] I'd like to welcome Ryan S. Walters back to beyond the big screen. Ryan is an independent historian and frequent guest of the show. Welcome back. And it's great to have you on again. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you. I guess I'm a third go around. I think.
Oh, it's my pleasure. And Brian is the author of several books, including disaster at NASA book on Apollo one. He is also the author of two books on Grover Cleveland. And you can listen to the episodes on both of these books or all three of these books and go back and, um, buy the books as well. And all of that.
Found in the show notes, but today we are going to talk about the 29th president of the United States. Warren G Harding. And Ryan has written a book on Warren G Harding on the jazz age. President Harding was president from March of 1921 to August of 1923. And this is a really [00:01:00] interesting time in American history and political history.
Now to set the stage, we talked about Grover Cleveland in one of your previous appearances on the podcast. And Cleveland's presidency was during an age of great change. Cleveland was a Democrat a

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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