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Chicago, IL: Playboy Press, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 344,  pages. DJ is worn and soiled. Some edge soiling. Black mark on bottom edge. Spiro Theodore "Ted" Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1973. He was the second and most recent vice president to resign the office, though unlike John C. Calhoun in 1832, Agnew left office in disgrace. Beginning in early 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland on suspicion of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud. Agnew had accepted payments from contractors during his time as a Maryland official, and the payments had continued into his time as vice president. After denying his guilt for months, Agnew negotiated a plea agreement that would involve his resignation from office. On October 10, 1973, Agnew pled no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion, resigned his office, and was replaced by House Minority Leader Gerald Ford. Agnew spent the remainder of his life quietly, rarely making public appearances. He wrote a novel, and also a memoir defending his actions.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 384 pages. Footnotes. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has slight wear to edges. Samuel Cummings, (7 February 1927 – 29 April 1998) was an American small arms dealer. He was the brother-in-law of Senator John Tower. He founded the International Armament Corporation (also known as Interarms or Interarmco) in 1953, a company which came to dominate the free world market in private arms sales. Cummings became a US Army weapons specialist after World War II. He attended George Washington University, where he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency as a weapons expert. Cummings then bought large quantities of surplus World War II weapons. He was also called upon to identify captured weapons. In 1953 Cummings set up Interarmco to capitalize on the vast stores of postwar arms and ammunition. He used his contacts and expertise to acquire surplus weapons in large quantities to sell to various private and government buyers throughout the world. In the 1950s and 1960s, Interarmco catered both to souvenir-hungry GIs and sportsmen. Cummings became an export sales agent for various small arms manufacturers. Interarmco was an original exclusive agent for ArmaLite,