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G. Gordon Liddy
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1930
Occupation: Soldier, Attorney, FBI Agent
Spouse: Frances Purcell (d. 2010)
Children: Five
Political Party: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Worldwar
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Second Contact;
Down to Earth;
Aftershocks
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "Gordon")
Occupation: Bodyguard
George Gordon Battle Liddy (born November 30, 1930) was the chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that operated during much of Richard Nixon's Presidency. Along with E. Howard Hunt, Liddy masterminded the first break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in 1972. The subsequent cover-up of the Watergate scandal led to Nixon's resignation in 1974; Liddy served four and a half years in prison (1972-7) for his role in the burglary. After his release, he became a public speaker, actor and radio broadcaster.

G. Gordon Liddy in WorldwarEdit

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Gordon in 1964.

Gordon was Straha's personal driver during the former shiplord's period of exile in the United States. He reported directly to the President of the United States. Although his latest assignment was driving Straha and keeping an eye on the émigré shiplord, Gordon was also diligent in gun-handling and skilled in the art of dirty politics -- possibly trained in either the FBI or the OSS after the war against the Race.

Gordon and Straha had an odd relationship. While Gordon acted in a generally subservient manner, it was clear to both that Gordon actually exercised a great deal of control over Straha's actions and movements.

In 1965, Straha was able to evade Gordon long enough to defect back to the Race, buying his return with information provided by Sam Yeager that the U.S. had been responsible for the 1962 attack on the Race's Colonization Fleet. President Earl Warren agreed to allow the destruction of Indianapolis by the Race, and then committed suicide. An angry Gordon targeted Yeager for death, carjacking Yeager and forcing him to drive to a secluded location. Yeager crashed his car into another car, and Gordon was knocked unconscious during the accident. Yeager then turned Gordon over to the police.

Gordon and Yeager were both fans of the science fiction writings of Robert A. Heinlein.

Literary CommentEdit

While the text never identifies Gordon by his full name, there are a number of clues that make it clear that Gordon is in fact G. Gordon Liddy.

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