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The American vice presidency

Jules Witcover

The American vice presidency

from irrelevance to power

by Jules Witcover

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vice-Presidents,
  • Politics and government,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-563) and index.

    StatementJules Witcover
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE176.49 .W58 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 575 pages
    Number of Pages575
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27166696M
    ISBN 101588344711
    ISBN 109781588344717
    LC Control Number2014004242
    OCLC/WorldCa868199588

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    The American Vice Presidency fills an important hole in the literature available to those interested in the modern vice presidency. Concise yet comprehensive, this book is the fullest and most accurate examination of the office to date, covering the origins and constitutional roots of the institution, its history, and the slow transformation of Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.   His first book, Number One Observatory Circle, which is an in-depth look at the official vice-presidential residence in D.C., debuted in His second book, Our Nation's No. 2, the Rise of the Modern American Vice Presidency, debuts December

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