The affair between the future president and the wife of one of his best friends, dry-goods store operator James Phillips, began in August when Harding was lieutenant governor of Ohio and spanned his six years in the U. Senate before his landslide election to the White House in Phillips had spent portions of three years in Berlin beginning in and developed a fervent pro-German stance. Phillips pressed Harding to vote against sending American troops overseas, but love of country came first. Harding grew increasingly concerned for the safety of his mistress, who was now under federal surveillance, and for his political future.
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James's last published writing, in response to Brooke's death in the Great War, and shortly before his own, celebrated Brooke's "wondrous, heroic legend. Winston Churchill consolidated the icon: "Joyous, fearless, deeply instructed, with classic symmetry of mind and body, he was all that one would wish England's noblest sons to be in days when no sacrifice but the most precious is acceptable, and the most precious is that which is most freely proffered. The following letter describes the weekend of October 29, when he decided to lose his virginity, with a friend of the same age from Rugby school, Denham Russell-Smith the more attractive younger brother of his closer friend Hugh Denham-Smith. But Brooke, as he later described himself, was one-half outright heterosexual, one-quarter outright homosexual and one-quarter sentimental homosexual i. In the same year that he bedded Russell-Smith, he was determined to marry Noel Oliver, who resisted his advances.
Such explosive conditions resulted in countless passionate love letters from both parties. This evening at sunset I lay on my couch and watched the clouds sailing by my window. You can see nothing but the clouds when you lie there and clouds are wonderful when they are punctured by cerulean blue. Time and Space—what these things are beginning to mean to me.
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