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Pence : the path to power
Neal, Andrea, author.
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Publication Information:
Bloomington, Indiana : Red Lightning Books, [2018]

Physical Description:
xv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values, but to others, his ideals are the epitome of prejudice and bigotry. In [this book], journalist Andrea Neal showcases how the vice president arrived at this position of influence. Neal interviews friends, family, staff, former teachers, and politicians on both sides of the aisle to reveal a multifaceted view of the self-described Christian, Conservative, and Republican-in that order-from his beginnings in a large Irish Catholic family in Columbus, Indiana, through the scandals of his first election, to his time beside Donald Trump. This candid look at Mike Pence's life exposes his unexpected path to power and the individuals who influenced him along the way."--Back cover.
Growing up Hoosier -- On the banks of the Ohio -- Law, marriage, and mentors -- The first campaign -- The agony of defeat -- From repentance to redemption -- "Greetings across the amber waves of grain" -- Mr. Pence goes to Washington -- The unforgettable 107th Congress -- "Taken to the woodshed" -- Gregg versus Pence -- Tiptoeing through the minefields -- Crisis at the capitol -- The Holcomb effect -- Trump comes a-courting -- "Buddy, the ball game is over" -- Epilogue : a substantial vice presidency.
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