26 minutes | Oct 13, 2014

Pages Podcast 07: Teapot Dome Scandal by Laton McCartney

This was Kate's pick for September, and is on her "books that shook me" list. I liked it as well and found it very informative, but it doesn't quite make it to my favorites list. The first half is a bit faster-paced and filled with soap-opera-esque political scandal, but the second half covers a lot of the legal goings-on and is much slower. I'd recommend the print over the audio if you decide to pick this up as the complexity and number of characters makes it a little hard to follow as an audiobook. If you just want an overview, listen in for our summary of one of the biggest (yet little-known) political scandals in American history. SHOW NOTES October Pick: Broken Monsters by Laura Beukes Wikipedia Overview of the Tea Pot Dome Scandal President Harding Albert B. Fall, Secretary of the Interior Harry M. Daugherty, Attourney General Jess Smith, Daugherty's Aide Edward L. Doheny, Pan American Petroleum and Transport Company Harry F. Sinclair, Mammoth Oil Robert M. LaFollette, Sr., Senator of WI Thomas J. Walsh, Senator of MT Little Green House on K Street Discussion with Layton McCartney via C-Span and the Tattered Cover Bookstore (2008) Other Recent Reading Bleu The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories by R. A. Salvatore The Answer to the Riddle is Me by David Stuart MacLean YOU by Caroline Kepnes (full review) I didn't get to be on the webcast because they had technical difficulties and I couldn't make the rescheduled broadcast, but you can watch the talk with Caroline Kepnes on Spreecast. Kate Watership Down by Richard Adams Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lindsay Faye From Hell by Alan Moore Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
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