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Standing Firm: A Vice-Presidential Memoir.


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ISBN 10: 0060177586 / ISBN 13: 9780060177584
Editorial: HarperCollins [1994], {New York], 1994
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Small 4to. Blue cloth spine and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 402pp. Illustrations (some color). Near fine/fine. Fourth printing, tight and attractive, of the veep's autobiography. Tipped to the front flyleaf is a heavy stock 5½" X 8½" printed card from the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association announcing Quayle as their 25th anniversary keynote speaker, and in a large blank area above this Quayle signs bold and sloppy in black fineline, adding "Best Wishes" as well. N° de ref. de la librería 33174

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Título: Standing Firm: A Vice-Presidential Memoir.

Editorial: HarperCollins [1994], {New York]

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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The former vice president and conservative spokesman offers a personal account of his controversial years in the White House, from helping prosecute the war against Iraq to starting the ""Murphy Brown"" debate over family values. 300,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.

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No politician has been savaged by the press more than Dan Quayle. It's hardly surprising, then, that if there are any villains in his account of his vice-presidency, they're Sam Donaldson; various minions of the New York Times and Washington Post; sometimes--but not always--Dan Rather; the gadfly conservative magazine, the American Spectator; and even a supposed friend, George Will. But Quayle nurses no grudges with journalists (indeed, he seems most put out with the political handlers assigned to him in 1988 and the 1992 campaign team led by James Baker). He just wants reporters to be candid about their political biases and to show some generosity of spirit. The latter he finds especially lacking in liberals in general, except for--which may surprise many--Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, both of whom, Quayle says, are great guys. Not that he shares much of anything politically with them; he is the staunch conservative throughout this memoir, and he also periodically asserts the influence of his Christian faith upon his thoughts and actions. What he most signally accomplishes is to show what he did during his vice-presidency, feats that included much international diplomacy and, most impressively, handling, in the absence of President Bush (en route to the Malta summit with Gorbachev), the crisis of the most serious coup against Philippine president Cory Aquino. This thoughtful book is probably the best thing ever written about the modern vice-presidency. Ray Olson

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