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Author Feldstein, Mark Avrom.

Title Poisoning the press : Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the rise of Washington's scandal culture / Mark Feldstein.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-13  973.924 FEL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Relations with journalists.
Anderson, Jack, 1922-2005.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- Press coverage -- United States -- Case studies.
Political corruption -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
ISBN 9780374235307

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