Joe Biden: A Life of Trial and Redemption

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Harper Collins, Oct 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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 Distinguished political columnist and veteran Washington correspondent Jules Witcover brings us an honest, meticulously researched, and up-to-date biography of one of America’s boldest vice presidents: Joe Biden. A fascinating portrait of an outspoken man of courage and strength who rose up from working class roots and has persevered over numerous personal and professional setbacks, Joe Biden is a classic political Cinderella story that gives readers a close-up look at this sometimes explosive and controversial politician and his role in the Obama White House.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Scranton
4
Wilmington
18
Building a dream
29
The Making of a Politician
47
david and Goliath
72
The dream Shattered
91
A Fresh Start
101
A Costly Victory
219
down but not out
233
Holding out for Peace
248
in Search of Truth and Fairness
269
Cozy Corporate Capital of America
290
Fighting Crime and Abuses of Power
303
Senate Globetrotter
317
Wars of necessity and Choice
334

Finding Himself and Jill
116
Civil Rights Jimmy Carter and Reelection
132
Moving on to the national Stage
143
Joe Biden for President
157
A Judicial intrusion
170
debacle in iowa
186
Concentrating on Bork
197
Reassessing a Quagmire
355
Biden for President Again
372
A Questionable Prize
394
Vice President Biden
435
Bibliography
518
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Jules Witcover is a veteran journalist and newspaper columnist. He traveled extensively with Robert Kennedy as he campaigned for the Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, and California primaries, and was an eyewitness in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when Kennedy was shot. Witcover has written numerous books about American politics, including The Resurrection of Richard Nixon and, most recently, The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power.

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