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Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew

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Nixon and Agnew were an odd couple whose political love affair disintegrated over five years into a calamitous denouement. Agnew's divisive rhetoric skyrocketed his popularity, but he grew weary of exclusion from the Nixon inner circle. Nixon, concluding that Agnew was not the man to succeed him, conspired to dump him in 1972 and later to remove him from the line of presidential succession. But before Nixon's presidency collapsed in Watergate, a tawdry scandal of payoffs to Agnew in the White House accomplished the job.

Jules Witcover, a leading political reporter of that period, wrote political biographies of both men and coauthored the acclaimed account of the Agnew resignation, A Heartbeat Away. Now, with three decades of perspective, a trove of new material including Nixon's White House tapes and interviews with close Nixon-Agnew associates, Witcover has written a captivating narrative that reveals how the foibles, pettiness and weaknesses of each man destroyed that marriage, and ultimately their careers. Very Strange Bedfellows' revealing look into the flawed and fascinating Nixon presidency will be catnip to anyone interested in American politics and American history.

Synopsis:

The definitive account of a bizarre chapter in national politics, told with a historian's breadth of knowledge by a journalist who was there

About the Author

Jules Witcover is the author of many books, including The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting 1968 in America and The Resurrection of Richard Nixon. A longtime political reporter and syndicated columnist, formerly based at the Baltimore Sun, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586484705
Subtitle:
The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew
Author:
Witcover, Jules
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Vice-presidents
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
World
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070423
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 25.2 oz

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