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First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power

Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Vice presidents owe their position to the president-- a connection that affects not only how they are perceived but also their possible future as a presidential candidate, which is tied, for better or worse, to the president they serve. Brower introduces us to the second-most-powerful men in the world, exploring the lives and roles of thirteen modern vice presidents-- eight Republicans and five Democrats. She pulls  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Andersen Brower
ISBN: 9780062668943 0062668943
OCLC Number: 1089884542
Description: xii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Safe hands" --
You're a guest in my house --
Two men, two hotel suites --
The art of the vet --
The observatory --
The Second Lady --
Tragedy and trauma --
From Senator to subordinate: the story of Nixon/Eisenhower, Johnson/Kennedy, and Humphrey/Johnson --
Confusion, conflict, and musical chairs: the rocky road of Agnew/Nixon, Ford/Nixon, and Rockefeller/Ford --
Getting to know you ... or not: Mondale/Carter, Bush/Reagan, and Quayle/Bush --
From friendship to betrayal: the breakup of Al Gore and Bill Clinton --
The shadow president: Cheney and his sidekick Bush --
Fanboy: the love story of Joe and Barack --
Man on a wire: Mike Pence's tightrope act --
A heartbeat away.
Responsibility: Kate Andersen Brower.

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