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The Resource At the President's side : the vice presidency in the twentieth century, edited by Timothy Walch

At the President's side : the vice presidency in the twentieth century, edited by Timothy Walch

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At the President's side : the vice presidency in the twentieth century
Title
At the President's side
Title remainder
the vice presidency in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Timothy Walch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this book trace the evolution of the vice presidency in the twentieth century from Theodore Roosevelt to Dan Quayle. The first five chapters tell the stories of a colorful collection of the men chosen because of their native states or their political acumen, but not their leadership abilities. The next four chapters form a mosaic of tragedy. Richard Nixon rose from the vice presidency to the presidency only to be forced from office. Lyndon Johnson's tenure ended unhappily because of the prolonged fighting in Vietnam. Hubert Humphrey was humiliated as vice president by a man who should have known better. And Spiro Agnew was rousted from the office by petty greed. The following four chapters tell the story of a new vice presidency. Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Mondale, George Bush, and Dan Quayle redefined the job that not many people wanted but that few could refuse. In a particularly valuable essay. Quayle reflects on the checkered past of his predecessors, gives credit to Walter Mondale for rehabilitating the vice presidency, and tells of his working relationship with George Bush - offering a unique glimpse of an office that is quickly becoming the second most powerful in the nation. Addressing the future of the office, Richard E. Neustadt provides a detailed analysis of the nucleus of vice presidential power - proximity to the president. To whit, we have Neustadt's maxim: "The power and influence of a vice president is inversely proportional to the political distance between that vice president and his president. The greater the distance the less the power."
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DLC
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LC call number
JK609.5
LC item number
.A7 1997
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1947-
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Walch, Timothy
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  • Vice-Presidents
  • United States
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At the President's side : the vice presidency in the twentieth century, edited by Timothy Walch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-225) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The fifth wheel, 1905-1933: A shadowed office: the vice presidency and its occupants, 1900-1920 / John Milton Cooper, Jr. The Republican ascendancy: Calvin Coolidge, Charles Dawes, and Charles Curtis as vice presidents / Robert H. Ferrell -- pt. 2. New Deal, old duties, 1933-1953: "Not worth a pitcher of warm piss": John Nance Garner as vice president / Elliot A. Rosen. In the shadow of FDR: Henry A. Wallace as vice president / Richard S. Kirkendall. Seasoned politicians : Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley as vice presidents / Robert H. Ferrell -- pt. 3. The springboard, 1953-1963: "You can be president someday": Richard M. Nixon as vice president / Richard Norton Smith. Frustration and pain: Lyndon B. Johnson as vice president / Robert Dallek -- pt. 4. Tragedy and crisis, 1965-1973: More agony than ecstasy: Hubert H. Humphrey as vice president / Joel K. Goldstein. "I'll continue to speak out": Spiro T. Agnew as vice president / John Robert Greene -- pt. 5. Recovery and reflection, 1973-1981: Gerald R. Ford and Nelson A. Rockefeller: a vice presidential memoir / James Cannon. A new framework: Walter Mondale as vice president / Steven M. Gillon -- pt. 6. At the president's side, 1981-1993: Looking forward: George Bush as vice president / Chase Untermeyer. Standing firm: personal reflections on being vice president / Dan Quayle -- pt. 7. Proximity and power: Vice presidents as national leaders: reflections past, present, and future / Richard E. Neustadt. Defining a public role for vice presidents: a symposium / Hugh Sidey [and others]. Guide to further reading / Timothy Walch
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p
Isbn
9780826211330
Lccn
97017515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
At the President's side : the vice presidency in the twentieth century, edited by Timothy Walch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-225) 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
pt. 1. The fifth wheel, 1905-1933: A shadowed office: the vice presidency and its occupants, 1900-1920 / John Milton Cooper, Jr. The Republican ascendancy: Calvin Coolidge, Charles Dawes, and Charles Curtis as vice presidents / Robert H. Ferrell -- pt. 2. New Deal, old duties, 1933-1953: "Not worth a pitcher of warm piss": John Nance Garner as vice president / Elliot A. Rosen. In the shadow of FDR: Henry A. Wallace as vice president / Richard S. Kirkendall. Seasoned politicians : Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley as vice presidents / Robert H. Ferrell -- pt. 3. The springboard, 1953-1963: "You can be president someday": Richard M. Nixon as vice president / Richard Norton Smith. Frustration and pain: Lyndon B. Johnson as vice president / Robert Dallek -- pt. 4. Tragedy and crisis, 1965-1973: More agony than ecstasy: Hubert H. Humphrey as vice president / Joel K. Goldstein. "I'll continue to speak out": Spiro T. Agnew as vice president / John Robert Greene -- pt. 5. Recovery and reflection, 1973-1981: Gerald R. Ford and Nelson A. Rockefeller: a vice presidential memoir / James Cannon. A new framework: Walter Mondale as vice president / Steven M. Gillon -- pt. 6. At the president's side, 1981-1993: Looking forward: George Bush as vice president / Chase Untermeyer. Standing firm: personal reflections on being vice president / Dan Quayle -- pt. 7. Proximity and power: Vice presidents as national leaders: reflections past, present, and future / Richard E. Neustadt. Defining a public role for vice presidents: a symposium / Hugh Sidey [and others]. Guide to further reading / Timothy Walch
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p
Isbn
9780826211330
Lccn
97017515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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