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Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Mark Crispin Miller, Gerard Colby Zilg

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A DYNASTY IN TRANSITION

1. THE BATTLE FOR THE BRANDYWINE

The dirt cast about during the 1972 national election had barely settled when a group of men gathered in the large home of Reynolds du Pont, Delaware’s leading state senator. There was a somber tone to their meeting, odd for a time when most Republicans had cause to celebrate. Their presidential candidate, Richard Nixon, had been re-elected in a landslide that buried George McGovern’s protests about being the victim of dirty tricks and a second-rate burglary at his campaign headquarters. No one in this Republican group ever considered the election stolen, then or now. It had been paid for, fair and square, like any other commodity, and the Du Ponts had paid their share, almost half ...

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