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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose, Joe Biden

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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
Title
Promise me, Dad
Title remainder
a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
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Joe Biden
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NTAUP
Dewey number
973.932
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose, Joe Biden
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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose, Joe Biden
Publication
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Originally published: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biden family Thanksgiving -- Have a purpose -- Solace -- Trust -- Keeping busy -- It has to be you -- Calculated risks -- Home base -- You have to tell them the truth -- Can you stay? -- Run, Joe, run -- Epilogue
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23 cm
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Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781509890057
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1016723729

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