Pence : the path to power
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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 Pence: The Path to Power , 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.
ContentsGrowing 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.
Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Governors -- Indiana -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Conservatives -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
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xv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) and index.