The vice presidency is often highlighted as important as the presidency itself. In 2016, former Indiana governor Mike Pence became President Donald Trump's right-hand man.

Audiobook Review| First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power

By Ryan Paul Winn
4/23/2019 • American History Magazine

 

First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power

Written by Kate Anderson Brower

Read by Fred Sanders, with the recording produced by HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio

Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn

From Richard Nixon to Mike Pence, Kate Anderson Brower examines how the personal stock of recent American vice presidents has fluctuated, often at the boss’ whim. Reader Fred Sanders emphasizes tidbits, energetically conveying each politician’s efforts to put some bite into a toothless job.

Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.

 

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