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The Impudent Snobs: Agnew vs. the Intellectual Establishment

Coyne, John R., and Agnew, Spiro T.

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ISBN 10: 087000154X / ISBN 13: 9780870001543
Published by Arlington House [1972], New Rochelle, NY, 1972
Condition: good Hardcover
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24 cm, 524 pages, illus., appendix, pencil erasure on front endpaper, former owner's stamps in several places. John R. Coyne Jr. a former White House speech-writer. Analyzes the role intellectuals, especially those in the media, play in America. The appendix contains speeches of the Hon. Spiro T. Agnew, August 4, 1968 to June 25, 1971, a group of 94 speeches (339 pages) transcribed directly from tape. Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 - September 17, 1996) was an American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, under President Richard Nixon. Agnew was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Univeristy of Baltimore School of Law. In 1962 was elected Baltimore County Executive. In 1966, Agnew was elected the 55th Governor of Maryland. He was the first Greek American to hold the position, serving between 1967 and 1969. At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Agnew, who had earlier been asked to place Richard Nixon's name in nomination, was selected in private by Nixon and his campaign staff. He was then presented to the convention delegates for nomination for Vice President and ran alongside Nixon in the Presidential Election of 1968. Nixon and Agnew defeated the incumbent Vice President, Hubert Humphrey and Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine. In1972, Nixon and Agnew were reelected for a second term. In 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. He was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President. On October 10 that same year, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President. Nixon later replaced Agnew by appointing House Minority Leader Gerald Ford as Vice President. Agnew was the second Vice President in United States history to resign, the other being John C. Calhoun, and the only one to do so because of criminal charges. Bookseller Inventory # 34778

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Title: The Impudent Snobs: Agnew vs. the ...

Publisher: Arlington House [1972], New Rochelle, NY

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: good

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Edition: First? Edition. First? Printing.

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