The Resource Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption, Jules Witcover

Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption, Jules Witcover

Label
Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption
Title
Joe Biden
Title remainder
a life of trial and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Jules Witcover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first definitive biography of Vice President Joe Biden, journalist Jules Witcover examines the life of a man who, with his tenacity, outspokenness, and charming smile, has shaped Washington politics for the past forty years and who now serves as the 47th vice president of the United States. Raised in working-class towns, with lackluster grades in school and no particular goals, Biden shocked the nation in 1972 when he became one of the youngest elected senators in U.S. history. From that point forward, he carved a legacy for himself as one of the most respected legislators in the country. Yet for all of Biden's achievements, his life has been filled with tragedy and countless challenges. Drawing on numerous exclusive interviews, Witcover has gone beyond conventional biography to track the forces that have shaped a man who, with his plainspoken style and inspiring life story, has resonated with millions of Americans.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witcover, Jules
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.B54
LC item number
W58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biden, Joseph R
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Vice-Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption, Jules Witcover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Scranton -- Wilmington -- Building a dream -- The making of a politician -- David and Goliath -- The dream shattered -- A fresh start -- Finding himself, and Jill -- Civil rights and Jimmy Carter, and reelection -- Moving on to the national stage -- Joe Biden for president -- A judicial intrusion -- Debacle in Iowa -- Concentrating on Bork -- A costly victory -- Down but not out -- Holding out for peace -- Clarence and Anita -- In search of truth and fairness -- Cozy corporate capital of America -- Fighting crime and abuse of power -- Senate globe-trotter -- Wars of necessity and choice -- Reassessing a quagmire -- Biden for president again -- A questionable prize -- An offer he couldn't refuse -- Vice President Biden
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 536 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061791994
Isbn Type
(trade pb)
Lccn
2010017723
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn526057595
  • (OCoLC)526057595
Label
Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption, Jules Witcover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Scranton -- Wilmington -- Building a dream -- The making of a politician -- David and Goliath -- The dream shattered -- A fresh start -- Finding himself, and Jill -- Civil rights and Jimmy Carter, and reelection -- Moving on to the national stage -- Joe Biden for president -- A judicial intrusion -- Debacle in Iowa -- Concentrating on Bork -- A costly victory -- Down but not out -- Holding out for peace -- Clarence and Anita -- In search of truth and fairness -- Cozy corporate capital of America -- Fighting crime and abuse of power -- Senate globe-trotter -- Wars of necessity and choice -- Reassessing a quagmire -- Biden for president again -- A questionable prize -- An offer he couldn't refuse -- Vice President Biden
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 536 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061791994
Isbn Type
(trade pb)
Lccn
2010017723
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn526057595
  • (OCoLC)526057595

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