Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep
Author: Joe Biden
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9780812976212
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the political and personal life of the Delaware senator, discussing the untimely deaths of his first wife and daughter, his presidential campaigns, and his hopes for the future.

Promise Me Dad

Promise Me  Dad
Author: Joe Biden
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1432846833
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Release: 2019-01-05
Editor: Large Print Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestselling Author In November 2014, the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration; it was the one constant in their hectic, scrutinized, and over-scheduled lives. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and his survival was uncertain. Promise me, Dad, Beau had told his father, "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden
Author: Jules Witcover
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780062014337
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Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Newly updated, the definitive biography of the forty-seventh Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, which examines the fascinating life of a man who has shaped Washington politics for more than four decades, including his years in the Obama White House. Raised in the working-class towns of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and with lackluster grades in school and no particular goals, Joe Biden shocked the nation in 1972 when he became one of the youngest elected senators in U.S. history. Over the course of four decades, he carved a legacy for himself as one of the most respected legislators in the country, and was a close friend and partner to President Barack Obama, who valued his vice president’s vast experience in domestic and foreign affairs. Yet Biden's political success has been matched by personal tragedy and countless challenges. Within two months of being elected in 1972, Biden lost his wife, Neilia, and his young daughter in a tragic accident—a loss that brought him to the nadir of despair and shook his resolve to stay in politics. He suffered two brain aneurysms and career-threatening gaffes and miscues. In 2015, he lost his eldest son, Beau, to brain cancer. Now, Biden is back in the spotlight as the frontrunner in a crowded Democratic field challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Based on exhaustive research by one of Washington's most prolific journalists, including numerous exclusive interviews with Biden's confidants and family members, as well as President Obama and the former vice president himself, Joe Biden goes beyond conventional biography to track the forces that have shaped a man who, with his plainspoken style and inspiring life story, has resonated with millions of Americans and whose work has shaped modern American life.

Joey

Joey
Author: Jill Biden
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534480544
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

The Book of Joe

The Book of Joe
Author: Jeff Wilser
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780525572589
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Release: 2017
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Structured around key moments in Biden's life and career--and filled with Biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid"--this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, readers will also encounter fun sidebars on his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more.The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president--and what he can teach us. Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up." We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly.

Tomorrow Will be Different

Tomorrow Will be Different
Author: Sarah McBride
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781524761479
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Release: 2018
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before speaking at a national political convention about her experiences as a transgender person, the author struggled with the decision to come out - not just to her family but to the students at her university, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until a Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized the impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, the author was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way ... until cancer tragically intervened. This book is the author's story of love and loss and an account of the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights.--adapted from dust jacket.

Yesterday s Man

Yesterday s Man
Author: Branko Marcetic
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781839760280
Available:
Release: 2020-01-29
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deep dive into Joe Biden's history and the origins of his political values Yesterday's Man exposes the forgotten history of Joe Biden, one of the United States's longest-serving politicians, and one of its least scrutinized. Over nearly fifty years in politics, the man called "Middle-Class Joe" served as a key architect of the Democratic Party's rightward turn, ushering in the end of the liberal New Deal order and enabling the political takeover of the radical right. Far from being a liberal stalwart, Biden often outdid even Reagan, Gingrich, and Bush, assisting the right-wing war against the working class, and ultimately paving the way for Trump. The most comprehensive political biography of someone who has tried for decades to be president, Yesterday's Man is an essential read for anyone interested in knowing the real Joe Biden and what he might do in office.

Joey

Joey
Author: Jill Biden
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534480537
Available:
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition  Chasing Fortune  Truth  and Faith in the New China
Author: Evan Osnos
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780374712044
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.

Joe Biden A Biography

Joe Biden  A Biography
Author: Steven Needham
Pages: 21
ISBN: 9781614646426
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Release: 2012-07-30
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

ABOUT THE BOOK Joseph R. Biden is currently serving as the forty-seventh Vice President of the United States, in President Barack Obama's administration. Prior to this, he enjoyed a long career in the US Senate as a Democrat. He is known for his devotion to such issues as arms control, drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties. During his time in the senate, Biden served on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. By the time he became Vice President in 2008, Joe Biden was the fifteenth longest serving Senator in US history. Joe Biden came from a family of modest means in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and has often been described as one of the poorest members of the senate. During his Senate career, Biden famously commuted to Washington, DC by train every day from his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked tirelessly for the people of Delaware, and continues to serve his country in the White House. His devotion to his family and to his job earned Biden the respect of many of his colleagues, both Democratic and Republican. Joe Biden experienced some considerable tragedies, including the death of his first wife and young daughter. His resilience and tenacity enabled him to live through difficult times and continue his work in the public sector. President Obama has said that he made Joe Biden his Vice Presidential pick because of his long history in politics and because he was trusted by voters. Biden also had extensive foreign policy experience and a history of being able to work with colleagues across the political aisle. Biden's public life has encompassed some of the most important political events of the late twentieth century. As the Senator from Delaware and then as Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden has served his country faithfully for over three decades. Joe Biden is known by many in politics to be a man who says what he is thinking. Although his verbal gaffes have occasionally gotten him in trouble, many also find his truthful nature refreshing. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was born November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Bidens were strong Roman Catholics of Irish, English, and French heritage. Biden's father, Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr., was a businessman who had suffered some financial reverses in the years before his first son's birth. Biden's mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, was an Irish Catholic woman who went on to have three more children: two sons, James Brian and Francis W., and a daughter, Valerie (Biden) Owens. Biden's paternal grandfather, Joseph H. Biden, had been a successful oil businessman in Baltimore, but Joseph Biden, Sr.'s business interests did not pay well enough for the young family to live on their own. During the early years of Biden's life, the family lived with Catherine Eugenia's parents, the Finnegans. Scranton, Pennsylvania experienced a further economic downturn in the 1950s, and Biden's father was unable to find enough work to support his family. So, the Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware in 1953 and lived in a small apartment. Soon, Joe Biden Sr. found work as a used car salesman and the family moved again to a small house in Wilmington, Delaware. Joseph Biden, Jr. attended high school at the Archmere Academy where he was an average student and a very good football player. He played halfback or wide receiver on his high school football team, and in his senior year the team went undefeated. Although he did not stand out academically during high school, Biden was already politically involved, and he attended an anti-segregation sit-in at a Wilmington theater... ...buy the book to continue reading!

Promise Me Dad

Promise Me  Dad
Author: Joe Biden
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1250171695
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller “Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor.” - Vanity Fair A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you’re going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden’s extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad—“Joe, I need your help”—he responded. For twelve months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop. This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future.

2020 Dem Candidate

2020 Dem Candidate
Author: Ann Gaines Rodriguez
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1503844374
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Child's World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and election of Joseph Biden, forty-sixth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

What It Takes

What It Takes
Author: Richard Ben Cramer
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9781453219645
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Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).

Joe Biden

Joe Biden
Author: Michael V. Uschan
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781420503463
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Release: 2010-04-09
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Best known as the Barack Obama's vice president, Joe Biden has had a long career in politics. Biden served as the U.S. Senator for the state of Delaware from 1973 to 2?009. Tragically, he lost his son Beau to brain cancer in 2015 and has since become a vocal advocate for cancer research, ?even ?leading a bipartisan “Cancer Moonshot” agenda, according to CNN. This book provides a balanced biography of Joe Biden. Chapters ?discuss his childhood in a loving family, his start in politics, raising his own family, the 2008 presidential campaign, and ?his experience ?being vice president.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden
Author: Beatrice Gormley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781534479319
Available:
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Aladdin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States​: from childhood through the Senate to his election as vice president and, in 2020, as president. The road to the presidency of the United States was a long—and determined—one for Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. From Joe’s childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, his close-knit, devoted family gave him the foundation that would guide him through life. His family’s unwavering support bolstered Joe when he was bullied for stuttering, attended law school, and became a public defender. They encouraged Joe when he pursued a career in politics and became the sixth youngest senator in US history. They consoled him when he suffered the devastating loss of his first wife and baby daughter and years later the death of his eldest son, Beau. And they cheered Joe when he served two vice presidential terms with President Barrack Obama. After a lifetime marked by perseverance, integrity, and accomplishment, Joe Biden and running mate, Kamala Harris, won the 2020 presidential election. And standing by his side each and every step of the way was his wife Jill, his children, and his grandchildren—his family.

Hot Cup of Joe

Hot Cup of Joe
Author: Castle Point Books
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1250274486
Available:
Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Castle Point Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After years of sharing him with Barack, now you can have handsome and dependable Joe Biden all to yourself. Grab your colored pens and pencils and lose yourself in Hot Cup of Joe, an illustrated coloring fantasy featuring Joe Biden at his real and imagined best. Whether he’s waving to you from his beloved Amtrak train, sailing his boat in a patriotic speedo, or wrestling a bear, he’s always the working-class hero you know and love. · More than 35 unique, lifelike illustrations of Scranton’s finest · Let Joe Biden win your vote with his warmth, charm, and integrity · Trade empty, dirty politics for a meaningful relationship with Mr. Left-of-Right · Perforated pages let you pin your finished pictures on the wall, just like you pin your hopes and dreams on his leadership Enjoy this Hot Cup of Joe any way you like it: at home or on the go.

Lucky

Lucky
Author: Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780525574224
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Crown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Almost no one thought Joe Biden could make it back to the White House--not Donald Trump, not the two dozen Democratic rivals who sought to take down a weak front-runner, not the mega-donors and key endorsers who feared he could not beat Bernie Sanders, not even Barack Obama. The story of Biden's cathartic victory in the 2020 election is the story of a Democratic Party at odds with itself, torn between the single-minded goal of removing Donald Trump and the push for a bold progressive agenda that threatened to alienate as many voters as it drew.--Provided by publisher.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden
Author: Evan Osnos
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781982174095
Available:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2020 A concise, brilliant, and trenchant examination of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s successful lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest—fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden’s life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.” His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship—an essential quality as he leads America toward recovery and renewal. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on nearly a decade of reporting for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of 2020’s extraordinary presidential election. It is based on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. This portrayal illuminates Biden’s long and eventful career in the Senate, his eight years as Obama’s vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden faces as his presidency begins and weighs how a changing country, a deep well of experiences, and a rigorous approach to the issues, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy—a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

Joe Biden Unauthorized

Joe Biden Unauthorized
Author: Mike McCormick
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1733714669
Available:
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: 15 Years a Deplorable, LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Author Mike McCormick, a White House Press Office stenographer for over 15 years, with six of those years specifically supporting Vice President Joe Biden, takes readers straight to the heart of the Democratic Party's meltdown of 2020 by offering an unflattering view of the man Democrats and their media cohorts were positive would beat Donald Trump. With the best reporting to date on Joe Biden's corruption in Ukraine on behalf of his son Hunter, McCormick pinpoints not only his malfeasance and the lies at the heart of it (which also generated the rush to judgement impeachment of President Trump), but evidence of Barack Obama's halfhearted warning for him to stop. McCormick's eyewitness accounts of Biden's public humiliations by Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Recep Erdogan prove what Democrats and their media pals have been unwilling to admit -- it was the weak and ineffective leadership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden that gave rise to the presidency of Donald Trump. McCormick also reveals Joe Biden's pathetic foreign policy initiative in Central America that led to hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money being handed over to Honduran drug dealers as "pro-democracy" assistance. With this book, reasonable Americans will understand how untrustworthy both the Democratic Party and their media cohorts have become as they struggle to undermine the effectiveness and appeal of President Donald Trump.

TIME Joe Biden

TIME Joe Biden
Author: TIME Magazine
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781547855339
Available:
Release: 2020-11-13
Editor: Time Home Entertainment
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Joe Biden's election as president of the United States caps a career of remarkable political accomplishment for the former U.S. senator and vice president. This commemorative edition from TIME looks at Biden's long life and career, including his young life in Scranton, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., his courageous weathering of family tragedy, his work in the Senate and alongside Barack Obama in the Oval Office and his marriage to his wife Jill. With stirring photographs and inside stories, this special keepsake also delves into Biden's winning campaign for the presidency and how he outlasted other Democratic challengers and went on to defeat Donald Trump.