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Promise Me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

Author: Joseph R Biden, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Flatiron Books paperback editionView all editions and formats
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""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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joseph R Biden, Jr.; Beau Biden; Beau Biden; Joseph R Biden, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Biden, Jr.
ISBN: 9781250171696 1250171695
OCLC Number: 1019745782
Notes: "Includes new material."--Cover.
Description: 290 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Joe Biden.

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""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 countryand 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."--Provided by publisher.

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