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Joe Biden : the life, the run, and what matters now / Evan Osnos.

Osnos, Evan, 1976- (author,, narrator.). Remnick, David, (narrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 BID (Text) 33500013345046 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 BID (Text) 33500013345053 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797122687
  • ISBN: 1797122681
  • ISBN: 9781797122670
  • ISBN: 1797122673
  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs (approximately 4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]

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General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author, with a conversation between David Remnick and the author.
Summary, etc.:
An examination of Democratic Nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s lifelong quest for the presidency by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos, adapted from nearly a decade of his reporting for The New Yorker.Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest--fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors, and reversals of fortune. As he says, "Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable." His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship--an essential quality as he addresses Americans in the nation's most dire hour in decades. Osnos draws on his work for The New Yorker to capture the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. It is based on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. This portrayal illuminates Biden's long and eventful career in the Senate, his eight years as Obama's vice president, his sojourn in the political wilderness after being passed over for Hillary Clinton in 2016, his decision to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, and his choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden will face if elected and weighs how political circumstances, and changes in the candidate's thinking, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy--a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.
Subject: Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Vice-Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch.
Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Politics and government.
Presidents > Election.
United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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