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Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now / Evan Osnos.

Osnos, Evan, 1976- (author.).

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Summary:

Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest--fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, "Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship--an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation's most dire hour in decades.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Biden (Text) 37862000470997 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/17/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982174026
  • ISBN: 1982174021
  • Physical Description: ix, 177 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Annus Horribilis -- What it took -- "Grow up" -- Veep -- Envoy -- The lucky and the unlucky -- Battle for the soul -- Planning a presidency.
Summary, etc.:
Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest--fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, "Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship--an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation's most dire hour in decades.
Subject: Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Vice-Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989.
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Genre: Biographies.
Summary: Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest--fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, "Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship--an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation's most dire hour in decades.

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