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Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House / Rachel Maddow & Michael Yarvitz.

Maddow, Rachel, (author.). Yarvitz, Michael, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon's second-in-command. Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, when--at the height of Watergate--three young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon's impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency ... In this ... account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew's crimes, the attempts at a cover-up, ... and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew's resignation but also spared him years in federal prison." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 973.924 MAD 2020 (Text) 33892100715508 Adult New Books Book None 12/29/2020 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593136683
  • ISBN: 0593136683
  • Physical Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291).
Formatted Contents Note:
What's a Spiro Agnew? -- Divider-in-Chief -- Follow the money -- Just being careful -- "Otherwise Decent" -- "Oh My God" -- The prudent course -- "I Have No Intention to Be Skewered in This Fashion" -- "Is He a Good Boy?" -- "High-Risk Ball" -- "Two Conditions" -- In His Time of Greatest Need -- "I'm a Big Trophy" -- Subpoena Envy -- "We're Going to Be Criticized for What We Do Here Today" -- Why'd He Do It? -- Disappearing Act -- Legacies.
Summary, etc.:
"The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon's second-in-command. Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, when--at the height of Watergate--three young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon's impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency ... In this ... account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew's crimes, the attempts at a cover-up, ... and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew's resignation but also spared him years in federal prison." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996.
Political corruption > Maryland.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 > Friends and associates.
Vice-Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1969-1974.
Genre: Biographies.

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