x, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. I. Beginnings. The Quaker and the Mormon -- pt. II. Rise to power. Washington whirl -- Bugging and burglary -- Comeback -- pt. III. Power. The president and the columnist -- Revenge -- Vietnam -- The Anderson papers -- Sex, spies, blackmail -- Cat and mouse -- Brothers -- "Destroy this" -- From burlesque to grotesque -- "Kill him" -- Watergate -- Disgrace -- pt. IV. Endings. Final years -- Epilogue.
Recounts not only the disturbing story of an unprecedented White House conspiracy to assassinate a journalist, but also the larger tale of the bitter quarter-century battle between the postwar era's most embattled politician, Richard Nixon, and its most reviled newsman, Jack Anderson.