Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose
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New York : Flatiron Books, [2017].
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Book
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First edition.
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260 pages ; 22 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  2 available
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English
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9781250171672, 1250171679

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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. 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. The year that followed 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, 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. 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. 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 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Biden, J. R. (2017). Promise me, Dad: a year of hope, hardship, and purpose (First edition.). Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Biden, Joseph R.. 2017. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Biden, Joseph R.. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose New York: Flatiron Books, 2017.

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Biden, Joseph R.. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose First edition., Flatiron Books, 2017.

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