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Promise Me, Dad - A Year Of Hope, Hardship, And Purpose (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.) Loot Price: R283
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Promise Me, Dad - A Year Of Hope, Hardship, And Purpose (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)

Joe Biden

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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.

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Imprint: Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2017
Authors: Joe Biden
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Edition: Main Market Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-9005-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with death & bereavement
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Biography > General
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LSN: 1-5098-9005-X
Barcode: 9781509890057

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