Ray Locker - Haig's Coup: How Richard Nixon's Closest Aide Forced Him from Office

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In this revelatory history, Locker re-examines the final year of Nixon’s presidency, showing how Alexander Haig engineered the beleaguered chief executive’s resignation and subsequent pardon. Drawing on recently declassified documents, Locker, former Washington enterprise editor at USA Today and the author of Nixon's Gamble, starts the story of Haig’s “soft coup” in May 1973, when Nixon, reeling from the resignations of his top aides—chief of staff H. R. Haldeman and domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman—desperately needed someone to depend on and appointed Haig as his new chief of staff. Haig, however, wasn’t interested in protecting Nixon from the fallout of the Watergate scandal. Rather, he wanted him out of office so the nation could begin to heal. Deeply researched and vividly presented, Locker’s account offers a new perspective on a critical time in recent American politics.

 

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$32.95
ISBN: 9781640120358
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Published: Potomac Books - May 2019

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