Very Strange Bedfellows
The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro AgnewBook - 2007
Through tapes, interviews, and primary sources, explores how the at-odds personalities of the unusual political pair of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew led to both of their downfalls.
Jules Witcover, a leading political reporter of that period, wrote political biographies of both men and coauthored the acclaimed account of the Agnew resignation, A Heartbeat Away. Now, with three decades of perspective, a trove of new material including Nixon's White House tapes and interviews with close Nixon-Agnew associates, Witcover has written a captivating narrative that reveals how the foibles, pettiness and weaknesses of each man destroyed that marriage, and ultimately their careers. Very Strange Bedfellows' revealing look into the flawed and fascinating Nixon presidency will be catnip to anyone interested in American politics and American history.