Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder

Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder

by David R. Stokes

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ISBN-13: 9780996989206
Publisher: Critical Mass Press
Publication date: 11/23/2015
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

DAVID R. STOKES is a bestselling author, ordained minister, commentator, broadcaster, and columnist. He and his wife Karen have seven wonderful grandchildren and live in the Washington, DC area. His personal website is: www.davidrstokes.com.

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Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood and Murder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Jake & Clara is based on a true story. It has all the elements that are guaranteed to keep the reader riveted to their story .... scandal, politics, corruption, sex, murder. Jake Hamon was a rich and powerful man in Oklahoma who deposited millions of dollars in Warren Hardings coffers when he was elected president. Harding was set to make Jake even more powerful than he already was. But there was a glitch ... Mrs. Harding, who was extremely straight-laced, let it be known that the much-married Jake would have to dump his then mistress, Clara. Jake loved Clara, but he loved money and power and prestige more. He dumped her and moved on. Clara was a tad upset ... a few days later she shot and killed Jake... and then ran for her life. A national hunt for the murderess ensued ... which finally located her and brought her back to face the music. From the Book: "What followed was one of the most sensational murder trials of the era. A “dream team” of powerful lawyers surrounded Clara in the courtroom. Soon Hollywood came calling, wanting to put Clara’s story on the big screen...…starring Clara as herself. What a terrific book ... a great story .... a wonderful look at life in the 20s. In today's world, this wouldn't even make it to Page One. Jake and Clara were a great love story ... until his greed took over their lives ..and his death. Their story was extremely well written .. bringing to life the era of the 1920s. Once started, I absolutely could not put it down. Highly recommend this one to anyone who likes true crime or likes to read about the world before we got here. Many heartfelt thanks to the author and Wordslinger Publicity who furnished an ARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.