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

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

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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
Title
Promise me, Dad
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a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
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by Joe Biden
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Language
eng
Summary
""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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Title
Promise me, Dad
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The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned
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Tone
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Biography type
autobiography
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10600527
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.B54
LC item number
A3 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
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a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
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Joe Biden
Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose, by Joe Biden
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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose, by Joe Biden
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
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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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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
359 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432846824
Isbn Type
(large print : hbk.)
Lccn
2017047647
Media category
unmediated
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