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Very strange bedfellows : the short and unhappy marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew

Author: Jules Witcover
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When the highly insecure and socially awkward W Richard Nixon offered the vice-presidential candidacy to smooth-talking, confident, but virtually unheard-of Spiro Agnew during the presidential campaign of 1968, jaws dropped. "Spiro who?" became a staple of the political lexicon, and while Nixon publicly stood by his choice, he privately kept Agnew at arm's length for the duration of their partnership."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witcover, Jules.
Very strange bedfellows.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007
(OCoLC)607650130
Online version:
Witcover, Jules.
Very strange bedfellows.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007
(OCoLC)608172214
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Spiro T Agnew; Richard M Nixon; Spiro T Agnew; Spiro T Agnew; Richard M Nixon; Spiro Agnew; Richard M Nixon; Spiro T Agnew; Richard M Nixon; Spiro T Agnew; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Witcover
ISBN: 9781586484705 1586484702 9781586485719 1586485717
OCLC Number: 79002071
Description: xviii, 412 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Snared on the rebound --
Spiro who? --
Nixon's Nixon --
Great expectations --
Arousing the silent majority --
Hot-and-cold honeymoon --
Big man on campus --
Purge of the radic-libs --
Marriage of convenience --
Thinking the unthinkable --
Bull in a China shop --
Anywhere but Peking --
Courting Connally --
Welcome home, Ted --
Plotting the big switch --
Separation anxiety --
From watergate to re-election --
Bad news from Baltimore --
Lapsing insurance policy --
Contested divorce --
Terms of disengagement --
Parting of the ways --
Frigid aftermath.
Responsibility: Jules Witcover.
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An account of a bizarre chapter in American politics - the partnership of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew, and the fall from grace of both men. This narrative reveals how the foibles, pettiness and  Read more...

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