Vice Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary (Facts on File Library of American History)

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"Recommended for all readers." ---Choice

"... this unique biographical dictionary provides an introduction to the development of the vice presidency through the personalities and political history of the men who have served in this office. ... School, public, and academic libraries should purchase this volume." ---American Reference Books Annual

"... the current work succinctly brings together a wide range of material in an engaging way ... the entries provide a human dimension, capturing the politics and drama of the subjects' lives." ---Booklist

John Adams, the first vice president, called the vice presidency "the most insignificant office that was the invention of man." Nonetheless, the majority of our vice presidents have been people of extraordinarily high aspiration, ability, and achievement. For some, the vice presidency was the deflating end of a political career; for others, the office was a stepping-stone to the presidency.

Vice Presidents, Fourth Edition is an informative compendium that details the lives and careers of U.S. vice presidents. Completely updated through the administration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, this edition contains biographies of each vice president by prominent experts and scholars, portraits of each vice president, a detailed chronology of their lives, and suggested further reading about each vice president.

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Editor L. Edward Purcell is the author, coauthor, or editor of 14 books, including Facts On File's Who Was Who in the American Revolution and Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517 to 1916. Purcell holds history degrees from Simpson College and the University of Iowa and has taught history at several colleges and universities. He is currently a freelance book editor in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Here is the fourth edition of a reliable title last revised in 2005. Content, including not only the biographical entries (as needed) but also the 60-page “Chronology of Events” and other appended material, has been made current through Barack Obama’s inauguration. The publisher provides an important service by regularly updating this and the companion Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary (3d ed., 2010). --Mary Ellen Quinn

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