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Joe Biden: The biography of a Democratic Promise Keeper in the White House (Politics)

Joe Biden: The biography of a Democratic Promise Keeper in the White House (Politics)

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Explore the remarkable journey of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 46th and current President of the United States, in this comprehensive biography. Born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden's early years in Delaware set the stage for a distinguished political career. Delve into Biden's academic pursuits at the University of Delaware and Syracuse University, where he earned his law degree.

His entry into politics began with the New Castle County Council in 1970, paving the way for his election to the U.S. Senate in 1972. As a senator, Biden played a pivotal role in the passage of key legislation, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act. Witness his oversight of significant Supreme Court confirmation hearings, navigating through the challenges of contentious nominations. Unpack Biden's two bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008, leading to his pivotal role as Vice President under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. The narrative unfolds with the historic 2020 presidential election, where Biden, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, secured victory over incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence. At 78, Biden assumed office as the oldest president, making history with the first female vice president and marking a significant chapter in Delaware's legacy.

The book details Biden's impactful policy initiatives, including the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and his response to foreign policy challenges, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict. Gain insights into the complexities of Biden's presidency, from navigating domestic challenges to steering U.S. foreign relations in a rapidly changing global landscape.

The biography captures the essence of Biden's leadership, deeply rooted in his moderate ideology within the Democratic Party and influenced by Catholic social teaching.

Explore the multifaceted dimensions of Joe Biden's life and political career in this compelling account.

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