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The Resource Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now, Evan Osnos

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

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Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now
Title
Joe Biden
Title remainder
the life, the run, and what matters now
Statement of responsibility
Evan Osnos
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
-- The New Yorker 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. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos, who won the National Book Award in 2014, draws on his work for The New Yorker 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 will face if elected and weighs how political circumstances, and changes in the candidate's thinking, have altered his positions. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1976-
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Osnos, Evan
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.B54
LC item number
O86 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Biden, Joseph R.
  • Legislators
  • Vice-presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
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Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now, Evan Osnos
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographic references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1194957746
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9781982174026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194957746
Label
Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now, Evan Osnos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1194957746
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9781982174026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1194957746

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