Crying Foul

Mary Cunningham tells tales

Mary Cunningham's name evokes scenes of boardroom intrigue, corridor passion and mergermaking behind closed doors. For more than three years Cunningham, 32, has remained steadfastly silent about the intimate details of her swift rise and fall at Bendix and her highly publicized relationship with Bendix Chairman William Agee, 46. Now she, along with Fran Schumer, tells her tale in Powerplay: What Really Happened at Bendix (Linden Press/Simon & Schuster; $16.95).

From a strict Roman Catholic upbringing in Hanover, N.H., where she was a studious child ("I could sense that...

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