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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Witcover Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “A celebratory recitation of the major private and public moments of the vice president’s life. Biden’s rich and sometimes controversial career mirrors the policy achievements and political failures of the Democratic Party in modern times, and Joe Biden can also be read as a meditation on his party’s troubled and occasionally triumphant trajectory since the 1960s.”

    Washington Post

  • “Veteran political commentator Witcover chronicles Vice President Joe Biden’s growth as a political operative, his personal tragedies and political triumphs, his mistakes, and his disappointments…This first Biden biography will appeal to political enthusiasts.”

    Library Journal

  • “Witcover draws on in-depth research and interviews for a portrait of Biden from his working-class youth in Scranton, Pennsylvania, through the ups and downs of his personal and political life, to the office that is a heartbeat from the president but not always politically respected. He explores the events that shaped Biden’s life and his prospects in an administration challenged on every front.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 11/29/2013

    " Not my favorite read, but not bad either. I found the information about his family to be most interesting; his politics? Not so much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Harry Lane | 7/31/2013

    " Should have been a good book, but somehow never rises much above dull. Didn't finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 10/28/2012

    " Biden's story has elements of tragedy and comedy, farce and triumph. In many ways he's an anachronism. His brand of retail politics doesn't work as well in the twitter-verse. Still, he's an accomplished and extremely savvy politician who showed true leadership in the Senate for many years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chris Aylott | 9/20/2011

    " Competent biography that covers the events of Biden's life without any special depth or insight. There are quite a few references to Biden's book Promises to Keep, and that book sounds like it might be the more interesting read. "

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