Title STANDING FIRM ---A Vice Presidential Memoir
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good
Publisher Zondervan; 402 Pgs. 1994 1994
Seller ID 1529
Hard Cover. STANDING FIRM leaves no doubt that Dan Quayle is the most misjudged figure in modern political history. Prior to 1988, Quayle had never lost an election. Not for Congress. Not even for the Senate. Heading into that year's Republican Convention, Quayle was considered one of the party's bright yougsters ---a man of unusual political instincts who, when it came to campaigning, had a reputation as a giant killer. He would become the first in his generation to hold national office, but only after a tumultuous contest that frequently put him on the defensive. With gritty honesty & admirable self-depracating, Quayle describes what it was like to weather that 1988 media storm, and the other squalls that followed. Poignantly, he also talks of the self-confidence & Christian faith that gave him the courage to stand firm & record some of the most noteworthy contributions of any Vice President ever. This book is most intriguing in its analysis of what went wrong in the 1992 election. Quayle does not hesitate to place blame where it is deserved ---in fact, he reserves some of the strongest criticism for himself. Throughout, the portrait that emerges of the former Vice President is that of a man whose good humor is exceeded only by a competence for which he has never been credited.
BIOGRAPHY; QUAYLE; UNITED STATES; VICE PRESIDENT