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Promise Me, Dad
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A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.

Table of Contents

Chapter - 1: Biden Family Thanksgiving Chapter - 2: Have a Purpose Chapter - 3: Solace Chapter - 4: Trust Chapter - 5: Keeping Busy Chapter - 6: It Has to Be You Chapter - 7: Calculated Risks Chapter - 8: Home Base Chapter - 9: You Have to Tell Them the Truth Chapter - 10: Can You Stay? Chapter - 11: Run, Joe, Run Section - i: Epilogue Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgments

About the Author

Joe Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before serving as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As VP, he addressed important issues facing the nation and represented America abroad, travelling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries. He convened sessions of the President's Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer.

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The book is a backstage drama, honest, raw and rich in detail. People who have lost someone will genuinely take comfort from what he has to say...These flashes of vulnerability are part of what makes Promise Me, Dad memorable; so, too, are the small, tender interactions between Biden and his dying son. * The New York Times *
Biden splices a heartbreaking story with an election story and a foreign affairs story. And in so doing, he offers something for everyone, no matter which strand draws you in. * The New York Times Book Review *
Promise Me, Dad is Joe Biden's poignant, instructive and deeply affecting account of a family's struggle against a vicious brain cancer, played out against the demands of his job as vice president and the temptations of another run for the presidency. It is also a touching account of the cruel realities of cancer, especially cancer that strikes a child. * Washington Post *
Promise Me, Dad is Joe Biden's poignant account of the most challenging year of his vice-presidency and the second-most difficult year of his life. More than anything else, the book is a reminder of the importance of politics: how much elections can change the trajectory of a country, and how different America has become one year after Donald Trump was elected president. * The Guardian *

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