THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Agnew's Agony: Fighting for Survival

In the most trying and tumultuous week of his political life, Spiro Agnew suddenly decided to seek a brief respite in a little afternoon tennis. He asked his press secretary to join him. "Fine," replied Marsh Thomson, "but I'll have to go home and get my gear." Lugging his bag, Thomson arrived back at the Executive Office Building just before 4 o'clock only to find his boss unexpectedly engaged. In the corridor outside Richard Nixon's first-floor hideaway office, he recognized two of the Secret Servicemen assigned to Agnew. The President and the...

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