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The Resource Promises to keep : on life and politics, Joe Biden

Promises to keep : on life and politics, Joe Biden

Label
Promises to keep : on life and politics
Title
Promises to keep
Title remainder
on life and politics
Statement of responsibility
Joe Biden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a United States senator since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades, from the Vietnam War, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In this autobiography he movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Wilmington, Delaware; marriage, fatherhood, success and failure in the Senate and on the campaign trail; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. This is the story of a man who faced down personal challenges and tragedy, to become a public servant who refuses to be cynical about political leadership. Here he reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. He shows how the guiding principles he learned early in life, the obligation to work to make people's lives better, to honor family and faith, to get up and do the right thing no matter how hard you've been knocked down, to be honest and straightforward, and, above all, to keep your promises, are the foundations on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biden, Joseph R.
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.B54
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biden, Joseph R.
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Promises to keep : on life and politics, Joe Biden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impedimenta -- Neilia -- Something that will last -- The doors swing open -- Give me six months -- A start -- Jill -- Transitions -- This can't hurt us -- Intellectual combat -- You have to win this -- The kind of man I wanted to be -- Time will tell -- Engage -- Effort pays -- New opportunities -- The dark -- The informed consent of the American people -- My mistake -- Why? -- Promises to keep
Control code
ocn134989691
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780812976212
Lccn
2007019603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)134989691
Label
Promises to keep : on life and politics, Joe Biden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impedimenta -- Neilia -- Something that will last -- The doors swing open -- Give me six months -- A start -- Jill -- Transitions -- This can't hurt us -- Intellectual combat -- You have to win this -- The kind of man I wanted to be -- Time will tell -- Engage -- Effort pays -- New opportunities -- The dark -- The informed consent of the American people -- My mistake -- Why? -- Promises to keep
Control code
ocn134989691
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780812976212
Lccn
2007019603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)134989691

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