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Promises to keep : on life and politics

Author: Joseph R Biden
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As a United States senator since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades, from the Vietnam War, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In this autobiography he movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Wilmington, Delaware; marriage, fatherhood, success and failure in the Senate and on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biden, Joseph R.
Promises to keep.
New York : Random House, ©2007
(OCoLC)608130545
Online version:
Biden, Joseph R.
Promises to keep.
New York : Random House, ©2007
(OCoLC)608381103
Named Person: Joseph R Biden; Joseph R Biden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Biden
ISBN: 9781400065363 1400065364
OCLC Number: 134989691
Description: xxiii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Impedimenta --
Neilia --
Something that will last --
The doors swing open --
Give me six months --
A start --
Jill --
Transitions --
This can't hurt us --
Intellectual combat --
You have to win this --
The kind of man I wanted to be --
Time will tell --
Engage --
Effort pays --
New opportunities --
The dark --
The informed consent of the American people --
My mistake --
Why? --
Promises to keep.
Responsibility: Joe Biden.
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As a United States senator since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades, from the Vietnam War, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In this autobiography he movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Wilmington, Delaware; marriage, fatherhood, success and failure in the Senate and on the campaign trail; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. This is the story of a man who faced down personal challenges and tragedy, to become a public servant who refuses to be cynical about political leadership. Here he reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. He shows how the guiding principles he learned early in life, the obligation to work to make people's lives better, to honor family and faith, to get up and do the right thing no matter how hard you've been knocked down, to be honest and straightforward, and, above all, to keep your promises, are the foundations on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.

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