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Veep: Former Vice-President Alben W. Barkley Tells His Own Story

Veep: Former Vice-President Alben W. Barkley Tells His Own Story

Alben Barkley (1877–1956), Democrat of Kentucky, served as a member of Congress, a Senator, and Vice President of the United States during his political career. Veep is a chance to learn about his life firsthand, as Barkley tells stories of his childhood, early campaigns, and long career in Washington. He relates campaigning with Franklin Roosevelt, his election as Senate Majority Leader, and the origin of "the Veep," a nickname still used for the Vice President. Throughout the recording, made just after he left office, Barkley displays a love of jokes, a genial personality, and a deep loyalty to the working people he represented in Kentucky and the nation.

Liner notes include a complete transcript of the recording.

Track Listing

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Early Days: Birth, Hard Work, Hog Calling, "Alben," Shoe Alben W. Barkley 7:59
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Politics: First Race, Candidate Story, Strange Bedfellows, Campaigning, "Dear Alben," F. D. R., Truman, "Veep" Alben W. Barkley 21:43
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Tom Tom Heflin Alben W. Barkley 4:28
202
Herbert Hoover Alben W. Barkley 1:20
203
Adlai Stevenson Alben W. Barkley 6:06
204
Work Song Alben W. Barkley 3:09
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Meeting with F. D. R. - Meeting with FDR - Meeting with Franklin D. Roosevelt Alben W. Barkley 3:08
206
Preacher Story Alben W. Barkley 1:09
207
Old Age Story Alben W. Barkley 1:30
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Uncle Joe Cannon Alben W. Barkley 1:46
209
Barkley's Political Credo Alben W. Barkley 1:35
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His Last Speech Alben W. Barkley 1:45

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