1930. From the diaries of Gaston B. Means and his Department of Justice Investigation, comes the insider story on Harding's death as told to Thacker. Means, a private detective, was hired by Mrs. Harding to get information on the President and Nan Britton. Means asserts that Harding was poisoned as a result of the Teapot Dome scandal. In the spring of 1923, Harding was visibly distraught at what he regarded as the betrayal of his friends who were taking advantage of his kindliness and lax administration. He sought escape from Washington in mid-June by taking a trip to Alaska with his wife and a large entourage. On his way home at the end of July, the president complained of abdominal pain, but he seemed to rally as he rested at a San Francisco hotel. On the evening of August 2, however, as his wife read to him from a magazine, Harding suddenly died from either a heart attack or stroke. This book should definitely be on the list of must-reads for anyone interested in conspiracy theories.