Book: Joe Biden


Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on nearly a decade of reporting for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of 2020’s extraordinary presidential ...

  • Author : Evan Osnos
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 October 2020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 13 : 9781982174095

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A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2020 A concise, brilliant, and trenchant examination of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s successful lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos. President-elect 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 leads America toward recovery and renewal. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on nearly a decade of reporting for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of 2020’s extraordinary presidential election. It is based on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. This portrayal illuminates Biden’s long and eventful career in the Senate, his eight years as Obama’s vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden faces as his presidency begins and weighs how a changing country, a deep well of experiences, and a rigorous approach to the issues, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute

Book: Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China


Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

  • Author : Evan Osnos
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 13 May 2014
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374712044

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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 2014. A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.

Book: Promises to Keep


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President-elect Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain ...

  • Author : Joe Biden
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 31 July 2007
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9781588366658

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President-elect Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling.”—Joe Biden Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden 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 relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. 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 public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep “A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling personal story.”—The New York Times “Moving . . . [Biden’s] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable.”—Salon

Book: Republic of Spin An Inside History of the American Presidency


“A brilliant, fast-moving narrative history of the leaders who have defined the modern American presidency.”—Bob Woodward In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential ...

  • Author : David Greenberg
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 11 January 2016
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393285505

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“A brilliant, fast-moving narrative history of the leaders who have defined the modern American presidency.”—Bob Woodward In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping, startling narrative takes us behind the scenes to see how the tools and techniques of image making and message craft work. We meet Woodrow Wilson convening the first White House press conference, Franklin Roosevelt huddling with his private pollsters, Ronald Reagan’s aides crafting his nightly news sound bites, and George W. Bush staging his “Mission Accomplished” photo-op. We meet, too, the backstage visionaries who pioneered new ways of gauging public opinion and mastering the media—figures like George Cortelyou, TR’s brilliantly efficient press manager; 1920s ad whiz Bruce Barton; Robert Montgomery, Dwight Eisenhower’s canny TV coach; and of course the key spinmeisters of our own times, from Roger Ailes to David Axelrod. Greenberg also examines the profound debates Americans have waged over the effect of spin on our politics. Does spin help our leaders manipulate the citizenry? Or does it allow them to engage us more fully in the democratic project? Exploring the ideas of the century’s most incisive political critics, from Walter Lippmann and H. L. Mencken to Hannah Arendt and Stephen Colbert, Republic of Spin illuminates both the power of spin and its limitations—its capacity not only to mislead but also to lead.

Book: The Book of Joe


The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president--and what he can teach us.

  • Author : Jeff Wilser
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525572589

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Structured around key moments in Biden's life and career--and filled with Biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid"--this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, readers will also encounter fun sidebars on his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more.The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president--and what he can teach us. Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up." We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly.

Book: Promise Me Dad


This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband.

  • Author : Joe Biden
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Release : 05 January 2019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 1432846833

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A New York Times Bestselling Author In November 2014, the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration; it was the one constant in their hectic, scrutinized, and over-scheduled lives. 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, 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." Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career.

Book: Barack and Joe


This is the first book to tell the full story of this historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.

  • Author : Steven Levingston
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 08 October 2019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780316487887

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A Washington Post 2019 Notable Selection A vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The extraordinary partnership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden is unique in American history. The two men, their characters and styles sharply contrasting, formed a dynamic working relationship that evolved into a profound friendship. Their affinity was not predestined. Obama and Biden began wary of each other: Obama an impatient freshman disdainful of the Senate's plodding ways; Biden a veteran of the chamber and proud of its traditions. Gradually they came to respect each other's values and strengths and rode into the White House together in 2008. Side-by-side through two tension-filled terms, they shared the day-to-day joys and struggles of leading the most powerful nation on earth. They accommodated each other's quirks: Biden's famous miscues kept coming, and Obama overlooked them knowing they were insignificant except as media fodder. With his expertise in foreign affairs and legislative matters, Biden took on an unprecedented role as chief adviser to Obama, reshaping the vice presidency. Together Obama and Biden guided Americans through a range of historic moments: a devastating economic crisis, racial confrontations, war in Afghanistan, and the dawn of same-sex marriage nationwide. They supported each other through highs and lows: Obama provided a welcome shoulder during the illness and death of Biden's son Beau. As many Americans turn a nostalgic eye toward the Obama presidency, Barack and Joe offers a new look at this administration, its absence of scandal, dedication to truth, and respect for the media. This is the first book to tell the full story of this historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.

Book: Joe Biden


"When I got knocked down by guys bigger than me . . . [my mother] sent me back out and demanded that I bloody their nose so I could walk down the street the next day."—Joe Biden In this, the first definitive biography of Vice President ...

  • Author : Jules Witcover
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 05 October 2010
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062014337

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Newly updated, the definitive biography of the forty-seventh Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, which examines the fascinating life of a man who has shaped Washington politics for more than four decades, including his years in the Obama White House. Raised in the working-class towns of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and with lackluster grades in school and no particular goals, Joe Biden shocked the nation in 1972 when he became one of the youngest elected senators in U.S. history. Over the course of four decades, he carved a legacy for himself as one of the most respected legislators in the country, and was a close friend and partner to President Barack Obama, who valued his vice president’s vast experience in domestic and foreign affairs. Yet Biden's political success has been matched by personal tragedy and countless challenges. Within two months of being elected in 1972, Biden lost his wife, Neilia, and his young daughter in a tragic accident—a loss that brought him to the nadir of despair and shook his resolve to stay in politics. He suffered two brain aneurysms and career-threatening gaffes and miscues. In 2015, he lost his eldest son, Beau, to brain cancer. Now, Biden is back in the spotlight as the frontrunner in a crowded Democratic field challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Based on exhaustive research by one of Washington's most prolific journalists, including numerous exclusive interviews with Biden's confidants and family members, as well as President Obama and the former vice president himself, Joe Biden goes beyond conventional biography to track the forces that have shaped a man who, with his plainspoken style and inspiring life story, has resonated with millions of Americans and whose work has shaped modern American life.

Book: Biden


The visual chronicle of Joe Biden's eight years as vice president to Barack Obama, revealing in intimate detail who the President is as a father, friend, and leader This book captures the core of who Joe Biden is as a lifelong public ...

  • Author : David Lienemann
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 08 September 2020
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780316593212

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The visual chronicle of Joe Biden's eight years as vice president to Barack Obama, revealing in intimate detail who the President is as a father, friend, and leader This book captures the core of who Joe Biden is as a lifelong public servant–featuring photographs from his eight years as one of America's most consequential vice presidents and partner to Barack Obama. These visually arresting photographs and behind-the-scenes stories show Biden stepping into his own as a leader always ready to guide a nation in distress. They also reveal a new dimension to Biden's humanity–as a man whose decency and kindness shines through both tragedy and triumph, whose working-class roots inform his values, and whose candor and approachability enable him to connect with citizens of all kinds. This book traces Biden's vice presidency in unprecedented detail, shedding light on who he is as a political leader and patriot, and also as a father, husband, and friend. It will delight and fascinate readers who yearn for the return of honesty and ethics to the nation's highest offices. As we turn the page towards a brighter future, this portrait of one of the most influential names in American politics is a timeless reminder of the values this country holds truest, and of how a leader like Joe Biden can unite a nation.

Book: Review of Joe Biden


"Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now" recaps a great deal of what individuals who've been following the mission definitely know.

  • Author : William E Dawes
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 27 January 2021
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 13 : 9798701000962

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"Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now" recaps a great deal of what individuals who've been following the mission definitely know. The capricious exciting ride of the 2020 political race and the unordinary conditions encompassing it appears to embody the life of Joe Biden himself - a day to day existence of shocking misfortune and major political achievement. He was frequently depicted by his companions as the most fortunate individual they knew and the unluckiest individual they knew as well. Evan Osnos, a staff author with the New Yorker, composed a precise insight into the political turns of events and occasions that molded Biden's political vocation.Evan Osnos offers a nuanced, deeply-reported and three-dimensional portrait of Biden and illuminates his long and eventful fifty-year political career and his long presence in the Senate, his eight years as Obama's vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.Joe Biden's methodology of working with partners and rivals to achieve compromised agreement understanding has driven him to be perceived as a politician with solid bipartisan worthiness. Presumably the first reason Obama chose him as his VP, and a role he accepted with intense loyalty to Obama and was returned with the knowledge Biden had capabilities he himself lacked.

Book: No Ordinary Joe The Life and Career of Joe Biden


No Ordinary Joe: The Life and Career of Joe Biden tells the story of Joseph Robinette Biden, the Democratic nominee for the 2020 US presidential election.

  • Author : David Hagan
  • Publisher : Oppian
  • Release : 26 May 2020
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
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No Ordinary Joe The Life and Career of Joe Biden Book Summary :

No Ordinary Joe: The Life and Career of Joe Biden tells the story of Joseph Robinette Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 US presidential election. Over the course of his long career, Biden has bounced back from ridiculous gaffes, humiliating scandals, political defeats, unimaginable personal tragedy, and being read the last rites. Even Biden's rivals have paid tribute to his incredible capacity to continue through the worst that life can throw at him. If Joe Biden's latest - and probably final - campaign ends with him becoming the oldest man ever elected as America's president, it will be his most triumphant comeback of all. This is the remarkable life of the man who just might become the 46th President of the United States.