The Resource Standing firm : a vice-presidential memoir, Dan Quayle

Standing firm : a vice-presidential memoir, Dan Quayle

Label
Standing firm : a vice-presidential memoir
Title
Standing firm
Title remainder
a vice-presidential memoir
Statement of responsibility
Dan Quayle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 brightest young stars - 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 and admirable self-deprecation, 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 and Christian faith that gave him the courage to stand firm and record some of the most noteworthy contributions of any Vice President ever. Among the high points: his coordination of America's response to a coup attempt in the Philippines, the details of which have never been reported; his bringing the family-values issue to the fore with the Murphy Brown speech - a call for action that, one year later, would even draw support from Democratic President Bill Clinton; his use of the White House Competitiveness Council to curtail harmful "overregulation"; his unreported diplomacy with Latin American leaders; and his championing of legal reform, which would earn him the strongest praise of his vice-presidency
  • Quayle pulls no punches when it comes to assessing himself and other players in the Bush administration - the men and women who were his allies, and sometimes his opponents, in helping George Bush spread democracy around the world. He shares entries from his diary of the Persian Gulf crisis, offers a surprising snapshot of what the typical Bush cabinet meeting was like, describes intramural battles waged by White House power brokers, and reveals his special relationship with the President. Quayle, a former journalist, interviewed several members of the press for this book, and their contributions form a vital part of its fabric
  • Standing Firm is perhaps 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 fully credited
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quayle, Dan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.Q28
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quayle, Dan
  • Quayle, Dan
  • Vice-Presidents
  • QUAYLE, DAN
  • United States
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Politics and government
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Vice-presidenten
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Standing firm : a vice-presidential memoir, Dan Quayle
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
  • "Appendix: Selected speeches": p. [367]-387
  • Index includes numerous page references within the text to Dan Rather
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winning and losing (1988): Pushing through the plaza ; The short list ; Feeding frenzy ; The battle of Huntington ; Being "handled" ; "You're no Jack Kennedy" ; Winning and losing ; Transition -- The Quayle model (1989): Setting up shop ; President George Bush ; Face time ; Thurs., 12:00 noon, lunch with pres. ; The man who wasn't there ; Meeting the media ; Flaps, gaffes-and serious diplomacy ; Saving Aquino ; Nailing Noriega -- Beyond the Cold War (1990): Latin America : an inagural quartet ; The former Soviet Union ; Rockets and red tape ; The pre-plummet summit ; A line in the sand -- Daring and drift (1991): Desert Storm diary : part one ; Desert Storm diary : part wo ; Domestic drift ; A heartbeat away ; A high-tech lyching? ; Too many laws ; Too many lawyers -- Losing and winning (1992): Trouble on the Right ; Clinton and Perot ; Murphy and me ; Baked, mashed, and fried ; Dump Quayle ; How to lose and election ; Keeping faith
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
Isbn
9780060177584
Lccn
94004174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Dan Rather.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29877014
  • (OCoLC)ocm29877014
Label
Standing firm : a vice-presidential memoir, Dan Quayle
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
  • "Appendix: Selected speeches": p. [367]-387
  • Index includes numerous page references within the text to Dan Rather
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winning and losing (1988): Pushing through the plaza ; The short list ; Feeding frenzy ; The battle of Huntington ; Being "handled" ; "You're no Jack Kennedy" ; Winning and losing ; Transition -- The Quayle model (1989): Setting up shop ; President George Bush ; Face time ; Thurs., 12:00 noon, lunch with pres. ; The man who wasn't there ; Meeting the media ; Flaps, gaffes-and serious diplomacy ; Saving Aquino ; Nailing Noriega -- Beyond the Cold War (1990): Latin America : an inagural quartet ; The former Soviet Union ; Rockets and red tape ; The pre-plummet summit ; A line in the sand -- Daring and drift (1991): Desert Storm diary : part one ; Desert Storm diary : part wo ; Domestic drift ; A heartbeat away ; A high-tech lyching? ; Too many laws ; Too many lawyers -- Losing and winning (1992): Trouble on the Right ; Clinton and Perot ; Murphy and me ; Baked, mashed, and fried ; Dump Quayle ; How to lose and election ; Keeping faith
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
Isbn
9780060177584
Lccn
94004174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Dan Rather.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29877014
  • (OCoLC)ocm29877014

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