“Presidents are ranked wrong. In The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, Ryan Walters mounts a case that Harding deserves to move up — and supplies the evidence to make that case strong. No historian of the 1920s makes the case for Harding after Walters.” – Amity Shlaes, author of Coolidge
“He cut taxes and regulations, got the economy roaring, put America first after years of wearisome globalist utopianism, and for all his efforts was derided as unfit for the job. Ryan Walters’ The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren Harding is a long-overdue defense of the man who was Trump before Trump, a criminally underrated and unjustly maligned president who in a just, America-first ranking, would be regarded as one of America’s greatest presidents. This book is a timely and much-needed salvo in the ongoing war to wrest American history back from the socialist ideologues who have dominated it for too long.” – Robert Spencer, author of Rating America’s Presidents
“Warren Harding is perpetually labeled as one of the ‘bad presidents,’ as a bumbling idiot who couldn’t write a speech, or as a philandering playboy with literal closet affairs, but as Ryan Walters expertly shows, this is unjust. Rather than one of the worst presidents, Harding should be regarded as a man who believed in the original intent of the presidency and who was able to stave off one of the worst economic crises of the twentieth century by doing nothing. You’ll have a new appreciation for Wobbly Warren after reading this book.” – Brion McClanahan is the author of 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her
“Warren G. Harding gets no respect, ranked last or nearly last in the academic surveys of presidential performance. But he led America from a wartime to a peacetime economy, ended a chaotic spate of labor and racial strife, nipped in the bud an ominous recession, and generated a rare surge of economic growth. Ryan Walters has produced a much-needed corrective–a sprightly written and thoroughly researched narrative of Harding’s true contributions, which were significant and deserve recognition.” – Robert W. Merry, author of Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.