This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, friend, grandfather, and husband. 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.
Promise me, dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden’s extraordinary life and career. But even in the worst times, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama.
Writing with poignancy and immediacy, 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. Vice president biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, Central America, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, and Iraq.
Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose #ad - And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and jill biden's eldest son, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, Beau, and his survival was uncertain.
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BecomingCrown #ad - With unerring honesty and lively wit, both public and private, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the united states of america—the first african American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.
Becoming #ad - S. And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, crushed carpool Karaoke, she showed us a few dance moves, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
Warm, wise, and revelatory, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and Sometimes Accidental Wisdom of Joe BidenThree Rivers Press #ad - Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in the book of joe, biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president—and what he can teach us. Structured around key moments in biden's life and career—and filled with biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, but I'm not stupid"—this blend of biography, advice, and the lessons we can use in our own lives.
The Amtrak. Given biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly. The ice cream cones. The memes. The ultimate guide to america's favorite vice president, all of the lessons, filled with all of the key moments, and none of the malarkey.
The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and Sometimes Accidental Wisdom of Joe Biden #ad - The aviators. Along the way, his bromance with president Obama, readers will also encounter fun sidebars on his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, and much more. Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up. We need this right now.
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Promises to Keep: On Life and PoliticsRandom House #ad - With his customary candor and wit, and wilmington, delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, life-threatening illness, Pennsylvania, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees.
Through these and other recollections, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, 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 public servant.
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics #ad - Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling. The christian science Monitor “A compelling personal story. The new york Times“Moving. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for promises to Keep“A ripping good read. Biden’s response to tragedy and near death is both admirable and likable.
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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White HouseTwelve #ad - New york times bestseller! if your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. Alyssa mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders.
But for every historic occasion-meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm-there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican.
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House #ad - Full of hilarious, a book about how to get stuff done, who thought this was a good idea? is an intimate portrait of a president, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, never-before-told stories, what a "White House official" is supposed to look like. Here alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work and always carrying a spare tampon.
Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is a promising debut from a savvy political star.
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Obama: An Intimate PortraitLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Together they document the most consequential hours of the presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. Relive the extraordinary presidency of barack obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller--with a foreword from the President himself.
During barack obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see president obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, " as he would instruct his daughters.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait #ad - This book puts you in the white House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history. A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: an intimate portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format.
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Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers) #ad
The Truths We Hold: An American JourneyPenguin Press #ad - Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, shared purpose, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, and shared values. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, kamala harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times.
She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey #ad - Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. That has been the pole star that guided harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, from health care and the new economy to immigration, our country, national security, the opioid crisis, and the world, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, and accelerating inequality.
The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley.
. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come. A new york times bestsellerfrom one of america's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.
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FEARLESS RESISTANCE: The Words of Senator Kamala Harris: A Collection of Her Greatest Speeches (…so far) #ad
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House YearsEcco #ad - A new york times bestselleran esquire best book of 2017remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? Former Obama speechwriter David Litt does. For all the moments of chaos, frustration, and yes, disillusionment, Litt remains a believer in the words that first drew him to the Obama campaign: “People who love this country can change it.
In telling his own story, Litt sheds fresh light on his former boss’s legacy. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. With a humorists’ eye for detail, he describes what it’s like to accidentally trigger an international incident or nearly set a president’s hair aflame.
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years #ad - He answers questions you never knew you had: which white house men’s room is the classiest? What do you do when the commander in chief gets your name wrong? Where should you never, change clothes on Air Force One? With nearly a decade of stories to tell, under any circumstances, Litt makes clear that politics is completely, hopelessly absurd.
But it’s also important. Until leaving the white house in 2016, he wrote on topics from healthcare to climate change to criminal justice reform. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of Trump. More than any other presidency, for that matter, barack obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics or anything else, yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth.
David litt was one of those twenty-somethings.
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other AppreciationsSimon & Schuster #ad - My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. Kennedy. In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe i’ll be gone before you read this. But i’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared.
Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Senator mccain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump’s statements and policies. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M.
The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations #ad - Always the fighter, mccain attacks the “spurious nationalism” and political polarization afflicting American policy. Maybe i’ll have another five years. The restless wave is John McCain at his best. And i want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may. So writes john mccain in this inspiring, frank, moving, and deeply personal memoir.
At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.
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Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember #ad
The Princess DiaristBlue Rider Press #ad - Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. The last book from beloved hollywood icon carrie fisher, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, The Princess Diarist is an intimate, the first Star Wars movie.
When carrie fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
The Princess Diarist #ad - . Before her passing, but in 1977, carrie fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, and pop-culture icon was indisputable, actress, her fame as an author, Harrison Ford. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes.
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Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the ResistanceThomas Dunne Books #ad - They're fighting back against the oligarchs of Wall Street, who would happily see our children do worse than their parents so long as the Dow does better. People all across America are standing up to the most dishonest and reactionary president in our history. Abroad, his voice has been clear that we need a foreign policy that strives for peace—not war—and international cooperation to address the crisis of climate change.
The good news is we're making progress. He has stood with the people of puerto rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, the incarcerated, as well as veterans, the persecuted, teachers, and all those who are too often ignored by Washington. And the general public continually demonstrates that we are more united than the media would allow us to believe, and what we agree on are largely progressive ideals.
Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance #ad - Maintaining a vibrant democracy has never been easy, and in these dangerous and unprecedented times, it has been more difficult than ever. An instant national bestseller! in where we go from here, new york times bestselling author bernie Sanders chronicles the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump's reactionary agenda and for a government that works for all, not just wealthy campaign contributors.
At home, sanders has helped lead the fight for Medicare for all, fought for workers desperate for higher wages, and supported immigrants in the DACA program and children affected by gun violence. They're taking on establishment politicians who've turned a blind eye to the concerns of everyday citizens.
Bernie sanders shows, racial, that we can repair the damage Trump has done—and create a nation based on the principles of economic, social, however, and environmental justice.
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What is Socialism and Why is it Important in America?: Exploring Socialism from Karl Marx to Bernie Sanders #ad