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The Resource First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power, Kate Andersen Brower

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

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First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power
Title
First in line
Title remainder
presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power
Statement of responsibility
Kate Andersen Brower
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An intimate, news-making look at the men who are first in line to the most powerful office in the world--the vice presidents of the modern era--from Richard Nixon and LBJ to Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, and Mike Pence. Bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower took us inside the lives of the White House staff in The Residence. She followed that with an in-depth look at the modern first ladies in First Women. Now, in her signature style, she 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. In interviews with more than two hundred people, including all six living former vice presidents, their family members, insiders, and confidants, Brower pulls back the curtain to reveal the sometimes close, often chilly, and always complicated relationship between our modern presidents and their vice presidents. And she shares surprising revelations about the relationship between former vice president Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama, and how Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump interact behind closed doors. As Brower reveals, the president and the vice president, whether they began as allies or rivals, share a very tangible sense of admiration mixed with jealousy and resentment even when the relationship appears to be ideal. 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. George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan had a famously prickly relationship during the 1980 primary, yet Bush would not have been elected president in 1988 without Reagan's high approval rating. Al Gore's 2000 loss, conversely, could partly be attributed to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and Bill Clinton's impeachment. Current vice president Mike Pence is walking a high-stakes political tightrope as he tries to reassure anxious Republicans while staying on his boss's good side. The rich dynamic between the president and the vice president has never been fully explored or understood--until now. Compelling and rigorously reported, grounded in history and politics, and full of deeply personal stories told here for the first time, First in Line lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding this historic political office to offer us a spellbinding portrait of what it is truly like to be a heartbeat away from the most powerful position in the world."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
352.23/90973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK609.5
LC item number
.B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power, Kate Andersen Brower
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1003256186
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062668943
Lccn
bl2018056073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1003256186
Label
First in line : presidents, vice presidents, and the pursuit of power, Kate Andersen Brower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1003256186
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062668943
Lccn
bl2018056073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1003256186

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