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

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

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Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House
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Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House
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Rachel Maddow, Michael Yarvitz
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Wild crimes, audacious cover-up and spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House
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eng
Summary
"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."--
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individual biography
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Bag man (Podcast)
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Maddow, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • B
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.A34
LC item number
M28 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Yarvitz, Michael
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  • Agnew, Spiro T
  • Political corruption
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Vice-presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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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
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"Based on the hit podcast" -- cover of jacket
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
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on1135937318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780593136683
Lccn
2019055625
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1135937318
Label
Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House, Rachel Maddow, Michael Yarvitz
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Based on the hit podcast" -- cover of jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1135937318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780593136683
Lccn
2019055625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1135937318

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