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TitleBag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House / Rachel Maddow & Michael Yarvitz.
AuthorMaddow, Rachel, author.
Call No973.9 MAD
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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International Standard Book Number 0593136683 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 9780593136683 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 9780593136690 electronic book
Personal Name Maddow, Rachel, author.
Title Statement Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House / Rachel Maddow & Michael Yarvitz.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Crown, [2020]
Physical Description x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
General Note "Based on the hit podcast" -- Cover of jacket.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note Prologue: 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 -- Epilogue: Legacies.
Summary, Etc. "The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon's White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come-with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow's Peabody Award-nominated podcast. Is it possible for a sitting vice president to direct a vast criminal enterprise within the halls of the White House? To have one of the most brazen corruption scandals in American history play out while nobody's paying attention? And for that scandal to be all but forgotten decades later? 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. The self-described "counterpuncher" vice president did everything he could to bury their investigation: dismissing it as a "witch hunt," riling up his partisan base, making the press the enemy, and, with a crumbling circle of loyalists, scheming to obstruct justice in order to survive. In this blockbuster account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew's crimes, the attempts at a cover-up-which involved future president George H. W. Bush-and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew's resignation but also spared him years in federal prison. Based on the award-winning hit podcast, Bag Man expands and deepens the story of Spiro Agnew's scandal and its lasting influence on our politics, our media, and our understanding of what it takes to confront a criminal in the White House."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996.
Subject-Personal Name Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. (OCoLC)fst00039674 fast
Subject-Personal Name Nixon, Richard M. 1913-1994 Friends and associates. (Richard Milhous),
Subject-Personal Name Nixon, Richard M. 1913-1994. (Richard Milhous), (OCoLC)fst00031384 fast
Subject-Chronological Term 1969-1974 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Political corruption Maryland.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Vice-Presidents United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 1969-1974.
Added Entry, Personal Name Yarvitz, Michael, author.
Added Entry, Uniform Title Bag man (Podcast)
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Maddow, Rachel, First edition. New York : Crown, 2020. Bag man (DLC) 2019055626 9780593136690
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