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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.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. x, 356,  pages. Notes on sources. Index. DJ somewhat scuffed and edges worn. Small tears and chips. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Inscribed and signed by the author on the dedication page; inscription reads: To J. Eugene Marans, With very best wishes, George W. Ball, September 7, 1976. Marans was involved in the representation of the International Development Banks and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. He served in the management of the State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered as a major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the Middle East, and the Iranian revolution.
Stanford, CA: Stanford Alumni Association. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xiii, , 193,  pages. Illustrations. Chronology. Notes. Suggested Reading. Glossary of Terms. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is one of The Portable Stanford is a series publication of the Stanford Alumni Association. Dr. Coit Dennis Blacker is the Olivier Nomellini Professor in International Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. He served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council under National Security Advisor Anthony Lake during the Clinton administration. From 2003-2012, he was the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and is a current Study Group Member of the National Commission on Terrorism.