THE VICE-PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. by John D. & Emalie P. Feerick

THE VICE-PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After a brief introduction to the evolving office of the Vice-Presidency, the authors provide each incumbent with a dry dossier; you'll find out where and when he was born (down to month and day), whom he married, how many children of each sex they had, when she died, finally where and when he died and where he was buried. In the two-page biography, you'll find also the factual outlines of his carer, replete with dates (up to five in a single paragraph), but you'll learn little about the man as a distinctive individual, little about his conduct of the office beyond a few platitudes; even the most innocuous seem to have been ""good"" Vice-Presidents (and even Calvin Coolidge was an ""effective"" President). More detail on some of the obscure figures, and a portrait of each, is the only advantage this has over juvenile encyclopedias, and they tend to be less stilted.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Watts