[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. Joe Biden.
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

[SIGNED FIRST EDITION] Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

New York: Flatiron Books, 2017.

First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States of America, to flyleaf. Stated First Edition, with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/2" X 5 7/8". 260pp. Very gentle bumping to corners, else fine in unclipped publisher-issued dust jacket, with "signed edition" printed on the front panel. Bound in full white paper over boards, with publisher's device stamped in blind to upper board and spine lettered in red. Binding is firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean, bright, and unread. An overall very presentable first printing of this intimate memoir by President Joe Biden, signed by the 46th President of the United States of America himself.

ABOUT PROMISE ME, DAD:
A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.

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. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. Promise me, Dad, Beau had told his father. Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right. Joe Biden gave him his word.

Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad--"Joe, I need your help"--he responded. For twelve months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016.

The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, 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.

This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future. Near fine / near fine. Item #7093
ISBN: 9781250171672

Price: $450.00

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