By Jules Witcover
The yankee Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive exam of the vice presidency all through American heritage. Acclaimed political journalist and writer Jules Witcover chronicles all the forty seven vice presidents, together with their own biographies and their achievements–or lack thereof–during their vice presidential tenures. He explores how the jobs and tasks have been first topic to the whims of the presidents below whom they served, yet got here in time to be accelerated through enlightened leader executives and the projects of the vice presidents themselves. Constitutionally assigned in basic terms to preside over the Senate as they stand by means of to fill a presidential emptiness, early vice presidents have been left to languish in irrelevance and ineffectiveness; simply in fresh a long time have vice presidents received–or taken–more energy. particularly, Walter Mondale, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, and Joe Biden have undertaken larger and extra major duties. Witcover studies the political maneuvering and manipulation that reworked the vice presidency from mere comfort prize to de facto assistant presidency. the yankee Vice Presidency, an insightful, revealing examine this oft-dismissed workplace, is a must have for enthusiasts of behind-the-scenes political heritage.
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General Bernard Montgomery Most Pacific islands were little-known to their wartime invaders. In films and fiction, the South Seas had been fantasized paradoxically as both free from and in need of the constraints of “civilized” societies, not only socially, but also environmentally. The Pacific islands largely lacked the physical structures and transformed landscapes that the invaders believed were technological markers of their own civilizations, but they were little prepared for this. An alien environment and the exigencies of war forced the invaders to recalibrate their mental pictures of imagined landscapes.
48 Yet other considerations could compromise this. Some Polynesian Walliseans were found to have a high level of TB, filariasis, leprosy, and dengue fever when the Americans arrived, partly because of the neglect for years by the 33 34 Chapter 2 Figure 2. In iconic “grass skirt,” young Samoa Siva dancer gives substance to Hollywood’s elusive South Seas dream, entertaining the marines, Apia, c. 1943 (courtesy of Apia Museum). ” The word “gook” alone was a label of derision on anyone with dark skin.