Joe Biden

Joe Biden: American Dreamer

History , American History
Hardback Published on: 27/10/2020
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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 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. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship - an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades.

Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws 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 progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members.

In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526635174
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Joe Biden
The absolute best candidate for his new role
This book confirmed even further for me, not that much more confirmation was required, that Joe Biden was the right candidate for Presidential election 202... READ MORE
Clara Carter
Joe Biden
A Good Read.
A good book which gives insight into Joe Biden, the man, accounting details of his personal life and his political life and how he came to be where he is n... READ MORE
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A breath of fresh air.
Evan Osnos has written a brilliant biography about a wonderful man. Joe Biden comes across as empathetic and really wanting to heal America in every way po... READ MORE
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Joe Biden
Concise and clear analysis of the incoming President...
This is a very readable book. Don’t be put off by its comparative “small” appearance... it’s a handy and well-written account of the influences on Biden a... READ MORE
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