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by Joe Biden

  • ISBN: 0812976215
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Joe Biden
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: RANDO (August 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1446 kb
  • EPUB size: 1235 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 185
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Joe Biden was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972 and served there until 2009, when he assumed the office of vice president under Barack Obama

Joe Biden was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972 and served there until 2009, when he assumed the office of vice president under Barack Obama. He grew up in New Castle County, Delaware, and graduated from the University of Delaware and the Syracuse University College of Law. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Principles & Values Joe Biden: Childhood stuttering strengthened me. Joe Biden: 1970: won first election, to County . Joe Biden: 1972: Wife & child killed in pre-inauguration auto accident. Joe Biden: Politics is a noble calling. Joe Biden: 1970: won first election, to County Council, in GOP district. Joe Biden: 1972: beat GOP incumbent; 2nd youngest Senator ever elected. Joe Biden: Remarried in 1977, willing to give up Senate for Jill. Joe Biden: 1988: Presidential run intended as base-building for 1992.

Promises to Keep, Mr. Joe Biden. com User, December 21, 2007. Promises to Keep is an excellent read! This is a book you do not want to put down! Mr. Biden explains how his life; with its' "ups and tragedic downs" shaped his thinking and his actions

Promises to Keep, Mr. Biden explains how his life; with its' "ups and tragedic downs" shaped his thinking and his actions.

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This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Joe Biden in his book Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics. This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes reading time. However this work does not replace in any case Joe Biden’s book. Biden explains how the guiding principles he learned early in life are the foundations on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant.

But he didn’t address his opposition to busing. Before Mr. Biden had been sworn in as a senator from Delaware in 1973, he wrote to Mr. Eastland with a ranking of his preferred committee assignments, listing the Judiciary Committee, which Mr. Eastland led, at No. 2. In his 2007 book, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Mr. Biden recounted that he had badly wanted to serve on the Judiciary Committee. and made an effort to get to know Mr. Eastland. I think he was flattered by the deference I showed him, Mr. Biden wrote in his book.

Joe Biden first stepped into prominence for America outside the Delaware region when ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1988

Joe Biden first stepped into prominence for America outside the Delaware region when ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1988. That was the same year that Gary Hart was torpedoed by an unwise decision to board a boat christened Monkey Business and the same year that Michael Dukakis made the decision to ride in a tank. Dark, dark days for the Democratic Party. The Question and Answer section for Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Ask Your Own Question. Study Guide for Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics.

Senator Joe Biden talked about his book Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, published by Random House. He talked about his family and his experience in public service. Senator Biden also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience about current political issues.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president.   In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals the experiences that shaped him with his customary candor and charm. He movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relations, as a United States senator for more than thirty-five years, with fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees.   Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and legislator.   Promises to Keep is the story of a man who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders. It is also an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history and refuses to be cynical about political leadership—a stirring testament to the promise of the United States.
Reviews about Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics (7):
Rit
I really like Joe Biden. Heck, I think most everybody likes Joe Biden. He's a sensible, straightforward, likeable guy. But this was written in 2007, and not one word in it about Barack Obama. The cover refers to him as "the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate," but this is the paperback. It refers to the book as "New York Times Bestseller," so clearly this was written as his presidential campaign was getting underway. This year he has said he won't run unless Hillary Clinton does not run, so my dream of a President Biden once more goes on the back burner.<br/><br/>But like Teddy Kennedy, Biden was born to be a Senator. He entered the Senate only just old enough to take the oath of office: his 30th birthday was after he was elected but before he actually took office. Delaware knew a good man when it saw one, and has re-elected him ever since.<br/><br/>Biden was placed on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee early in his career, and eventually became its chairman. It was in that capacity that he made much of the history for which he will be remembered, including scathing criticism of the Bush/Cheney policies in the Middle East. I was surprised by how much I did not know about all that, forgetting that there was a policy of disinformation during their 8 years in office. You tend to forget facts you don't have.<br/><br/>He was also in the Senate Judiciary Committee and was largely responsible for the Violence Against Women Act. The fight to pass that without the right-wingnuts gutting it was heroic, and mostly because he could work behind the scenes, talk to other Senators, and not say anything he would not have said in front of a camera. With Biden, what you see is what you get.<br/><br/>At the end of the book is an entire page of paragraphs that begin "I see a future in which . . ." that summarizes the tasks ahead that are important to him, as is appropriate in a campaign biography. and they are all very noble progressive values. like renewable energy, universal health care, securing Social Security, and generally the goodness of the American people.<br/><br/>Hey, Joe; what about four or eight more years as VP?
Wal
I learned a lot about VP Biden's life as well as his take on major events in history, such as the former Yugoslavia and the crisis that followed; how democrats and republicans once agreed to disagree (which other prominent figures have also said); and his experience with former presidents such as Clinton and the Bush Administration. If you are interested in learning about his personal life as well as that time in history, or if you like him, you'll enjoy this book.
Dog_Uoll
I'm a big fan of Vice Persident Biden so anything about him or written by him I'll read. That said, this book is excellent and gives one a good insight into how he thinks and why he has made the decisions he did. Understanding why he chose not to run in 2016- and honoring that decision- I hope and pray he chooses to run in 2020! This country needs him and more like him.
Nayatol
I was surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book. Not a political book. Easy to read and describes who and what influenced the Vice President's philosophy on life as well as politics. Great read for those interested in how things get done, or don't, at the highest levels of government. Highly recommended regardless of your politics. (disclosure: I'm independent and lean conservative fiscally and progressive socially)
Quashant
I've been a Biden supporter ever since he became VP. I say then because I never really had an interest in politics before then. Around 2008/2009 is when I really began to take serious interest in it all. Long story short- BUY IT! It is a book that you get lost in. He tells the story of his life to make you feel like you are a Biden yourself. Everything from his early childhood to high school, college, county council, and beyond. I've respected VP Biden, and this just increased my respects at how humble the man actually is. A must have read!
Gtonydne
Joe and I grew up in Delaware. Many of the people and places he mentions are well known to me. I was expecting far less when I began the book. However, Joe's candid approach to both the positive and, importantly, negative aspects of his life were very impressive. When he was personal about his marriage, etc., I found it very compelling. Descriptions of his ventures overseas were not nearly as interesting. In my own book, "Let My Record Reflect", I have a chapter entitled "Why Don't I Know Jack About Joe." It explains why we two Delawareans never met and discussed all of this. Overall, it was a fine job. I'd like to see an update, for sure.
Cordanius
We need him to be our next President of the United States. HIS FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXPERIENCE EXCEEDS ANYONE I CAN IMAGINE. I have pre-ordered his next book due out Nov 14, 2017.
excellent. Highly recommend it. But then I do love Joe Biden

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