Joe Biden

1 Promise Me, Dad

Author : Joe Biden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-11-14
Description :  <b><i>“Promise Me, Dad</i> is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor.” </b><br /><b><i>- Vanity Fair</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.</b> <br /><br />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. <br /><br /><i>Promise Me, Dad</i> 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 <i>and</i> his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. <i>Promise Me, Dad</i> 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.

2 Promises to Keep

Author : Joe Biden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2007-07-31
Description :  <b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Joe Biden, the author of&#xa0;<b><b><i>Promise Me, Dad,</i></b> tells&#xa0;<b>the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president.</b></b></b><br /></b> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>Promises to Keep,</i> Joe Biden reveals the experiences that shaped him with his customary candor and charm. He movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relations, as a United States senator for more than thirty-five years, with fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and legislator.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Promises to Keep </i>is the story of a man who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders. It is also an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history and refuses to be cynical about political leadership—a stirring testament to the promise of the United States.

3 Tomorrow Will Be Different

Author : Sarah McBride & Joe Biden
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Release Date :  2018-03-06
Description :  <b>A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American 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 the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.<br /><br />Four years later, McBride was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating the passing of laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. And, she’d found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way... until cancer tragically intervened.<br /><br />Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, <i>Tomorrow Will Be Different</i> is McBride’s story of love and loss, a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.<br /><br />The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.



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