The Body Politic: A Novel

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1988 - Fiction - 213 pages
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When Vice President Vandercleve dies unexpectedly, the president's staff decides to postpone the announcement for political reasons

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Victor Gold was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on September 25, 1928. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Tulane University. He worked as a reporter for The Birmingham News in Alabama and received a law degree from the University of Alabama. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he joined a Washington public relations firm in 1958 and worked for several political candidates including Barry Goldwater, Spiro T. Agnew, and George Bush. In 1973, he became a full-time writer for Washingtonian magazine and other publications. He wrote several books during his lifetime including I Don't Need You When I'm Right: The Confessions of a Washington PR Man, PR as in President, and Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP. He also collaborated Bush on his autobiography Looking Forward and wrote a novel entitled The Body Politic with Lynne V. Cheney. He died from complications of an infection on June 5, 2017 at the age of 88.

Lynne Cheney was born on August 14, 1941 in Casper, Wyoming. She received a B.A. with honors from Colorado College, a M.A. in English from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin. She was the editor of Washingtonian Magazine from 1983 to 1986. As chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993, she wrote and spoke about the importance of knowing American history and she worked to provide opportunities for teachers to gain the knowledge that leads to inspired instruction. She has written several books including We the People: The Story of Our Constitution and James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.

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