Books: Go-Getters

THE PLOT TO SEIZE THE WHITE HOUSE

by JULES ARCHER

256 pages. Hawthorn. $7.95.

Now, in the midst of Watergate, 40 years after the incident occurred, it has a certain sinister plausibility not widely evident in 1933. At the time, the newspapers reported some allegations that a big business cabal had hatched a "plot"—the headlines generally put it in quotes. Its aim was to undo F.D.R.'s power and install a "Secretary of General Affairs" to take effective control of the Executive as a dictator.

Obviously the plot failed. Jules Archer, journalist-historian, supplies some fascinating...

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