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So help me God / Mike Pence.

Pence, Mike, 1959- (author.).

Summary:

"Mike Pence spent more hours in the Oval Office than any of his predecessors. On the surface, the affable evangelical Christian from a gas-station-owning family in Indiana wouldn't seem to have much in common with a brash real estate mogul from New York. But the unlikely duo formed a tight bond. Pence was at Donald Trump's side when he enacted historic tax relief, when he decided to take more assertive stances toward China and North Korea, and when he appointed three Supreme Court justices. But the relationship broke down after the 2020 election. On January 6, 2021, as the president pressured him to overturn the election, a mob erected a gallows on Capitol Hill and its members chanted "Hang Mike Pence!" as they rampaged through the halls of Congress. The vice president refused to leave the Capitol, and once the riot was quelled, he reconvened Congress to complete the work of a peaceful transfer of power. So Help Me God is the chronicle of the events and people who forged Mike Pence's character and led him to that historic moment. His father, a Korean War combat veteran, was a formidable influence, but so was the Indiana history professor who inspired his devotion to the Constitution. And it was in college and law school that he embraced his Christian faith and met the love of his life, Karen--the two pillars that support him every day. You will read how his early political career was full of missteps that humbled him and how, as a talk radio host, Pence found his voice and the path that led him to Congress, the governor's office in Indiana, and back to Washington as vice president"--Dust jacket flap.
Focusing on his faith and his public service, the former Vice President recounts his journey to the White House, providing the inside story of the Trump Administration and how their relationship was severed when he kept his oath to the Constitution.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982190330
  • ISBN: 1982190337
  • Physical Description: ix, 542 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude -- Climb your own mountain -- Bends in the river -- The beautiful brunette with the guitar -- Reaching for dreams, enduring loss -- Done dreaming -- Time to serve -- The War on Terror begins -- Defending limited government -- Life and liberty -- Closer to home -- Take it around the block and see what it can do -- Doing the right thing the right way -- Lessons learned defending religious freedom -- Changing direction -- "Mike, it's gonna be great!" -- Hoosier, hummingbird, and harmony -- "Knock the cover off the ball" -- "That doesn't look like second place to me" -- Dead sprint -- With my right hand raised -- Be informed, be prepared, be of service -- And so it begins -- American first, not America alone -- The Hermit Kingdom -- The summer of Russia -- New frontiers -- Repeal and replace -- Fire and unexpected fury -- Stay and fight -- Promises kept -- On a foundation of faith -- Maximum pressure -- Heal our land -- Blessed -- Peace begins with strength -- Righteous indignation -- Dialogue is good -- Go fix this -- Changing of the guard and walking in the ruins of evil -- No collusion, no obstruction -- Onward and upward -- Trade and travel -- A less-than-perfect phone call -- A cease-fire and justice served -- History shows up -- Only in America -- Overcome evil by doing good -- Running the race -- Here we go -- Standing firm -- So help me God -- The calm after the storm -- Epilogue.
Subject: Pence, Mike, 1959-
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Vice-presidents > United States > Biography.
Governors > Indiana > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
United States > Politics and government.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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