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Promises to keep : on life and politics

This is the story of a man who faced down personal challenges and tragedy, to become a public servant who refuses to be cynical about political leadership. As a senator from Delaware since 1973, Joe Biden has been a witness to the major events of the past four decades and a relentless actor in trying to shape recent American history. Here he reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. He shows how the guiding principles he learned early in life--the obligation to work to make people's lives better, to honor family and faith, to get up and do the right thing no matter how hard you've been knocked down, to be honest and straightforward, and, above all, to keep your promises--are the foundations on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.--From publisher description
eBook, English, ©2007
Random House, New York, ©2007
1 online resource (xxiii, 365 pages) : illustrations
9781588366658, 9781925938968, 1588366650, 1925938964
Something that will last
The doors swing open
Give me six months
A start
This can't hurt us
Intellectual combat
You have to win this
The kind of man I wanted to be
Time will tell
Effort pays
New opportunities
The dark
The informed consent of the American people
My mistake
Promises to keep
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010