Praise for the previous edition:
"...suitable for high school, public, and academic libraries."—American Reference Books Annual
"...appealing as well as informative. Recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries."—Booklist
John Adams, the first vice president, called the vice presidency "the most insignificant office that was the invention of man," and Herbert Humphrey compared it to "being naked in the middle of a blizzard with no one to even offer you a match to keep you warm." Nonetheless, the majority of our vice presidents have been men of extraordinary high aspiration, ability, and achievement. For some, the vice presidency was the deflating end of a political career; for others, the office was a stepping-stone to the presidency.
Vice Presidents, Fourth Edition is an informative compendium that details the lives and careers of America's vice presidents. Completely updated through the 2009 inauguration, this edition contains biographies of each vice president written by prominent experts and scholars, portraits of each vice president, a detailed chronology of their lives, and suggested further reading about each vice president.