Promises to Keep
ISBN: 0812976215
EAN13: 9780812976212
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1" H x 7.9" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - 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.

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