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THE MASK OF STATE: WATERGATE PORTRAITS by Mary McCarthy - First edition - 1974 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.com

THE MASK OF STATE: WATERGATE PORTRAITS

by Mary McCarthy

Condition: Very Good/very good


New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 6 x 9 in. Cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; no wear, clean, edges sunned. Binding tight and text unmarked. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not clipped, very clean. Pol. Stax.


During the Watergate hearings, McCarthy wrote eight reports telling of deceit and arrogance in the Nixon administration. She revised and amplified those reports for this book and added a Postscript on the Nixon pardon.




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