Sherman Adams’ Fall, and the Scandal Behind the Scandal
This article, part of a larger work in progress on Dwight D. Eisenhower's right hand man, offers a fresh interpretation of Sherman Adams's fall from power in 1958 after revelations of gifts he took from a shady New England businessman. It explores the story that the media missed, the underlying scandal that nearly resulted in Adams's indictment, and the role Dwight D. Eisenhower played in negotiating with President John F. Kennedy to support an important Kennedy initiative in exchange for quashing criminal proceedings against Adams.
Birkner, Michael J. “Sherman Adams’ Fall, and the Scandal Behind the Scandal.” Scandal! An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Consequences, Outcomes, and Significance of Political Scandals. Eds. Alison Dagnes and Mark Sachleben. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 127-154.