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

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

Author
Maddow, Rachel,

Edition
First edition.

Publication Information
New York : Crown, 2020.

ISBN
9780593136683

Physical Description
x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Language
English

Contents
Prologue: What's a Spiro Agnew? -- Divider-in-chief -- Follow the money -- Just be 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.

Abstract
"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.

Personal Subject
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996.
 
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994-Friends and associates.

Subject Term
Political corruption -- Maryland.
 
Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

Geographic Term
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.

Added Author
Yarvitz, Michael,

Added Uniform Title
Bag man (Podcast)


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