Joe Biden

  • Tenir ses promesses

    Joe Biden

    « Pendant mon adolescence et à l'université, des hommes et des femmes changeaient le pays - Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy - et j'étais fasciné par leur éloquence, leur conviction, l'ampleur de leurs rêves fous. » Joe Biden est témoin et acteur de la politique américaine depuis cinquante ans. Avec la franchise et l'esprit qui le caractérisent, il raconte son enfance dans une famille catholique en Pennsylvanie puis dans le Delaware où il a dû surmonter un lourd bégaiement. Plus passionné par le sport que par les études, il devient avocat, épouse Neilia Hunter et a trois enfants. En 1972, sa femme et sa fille meurent tragiquement dans un accident de voiture. Effondré, Joe Biden continue néanmoins à respecter ses engagements politiques en tant que sénateur tout en prenant soin de ses deux fils. En 1988, il se lance dans la campagne présidentielle. Deux anévrismes cérébraux auront raison de ses espoirs.
    Des campagnes haletantes, sa lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et la ségrégation, ses voyages marquants en ex-Yougoslavie puis en Afghanistan et en Irak ont forgé sa stratégie politique et sa vision du monde.
    Dans cette première et unique autobiographie, Joe Biden révèle ce que ses expériences de vie lui ont appris : oeuvrer pour rendre la vie des autres meilleure, honorer sa famille et sa foi, valoriser la persévérance et l'honnêteté. Ce sont les fondements sur lesquels il a basé sa ligne de conduite en tant que mari, père et serviteur de l'État. Tenir ses promesses est le fruit des réflexions intimes d'un homme qui a surmonté de nombreux défis pour devenir l'un des gouvernants les plus efficaces au monde, tout en refusant toute forme de cynisme politique. C'est un vibrant testament et une promesse pour les États-Unis.
    LA PREMIÈRE AUTOBIOGRAPHIE DE JOE BIDEN.

  • Promets-moi, papa Nouv.

    Promets-moi, papa

    Joe Biden

    Promets-moi, papa.

    Novembre 2014. Joe Biden et ses proches sont, comme le veut la tradition familiale, réunis pour Thanksgiving. Mais, cette année-là, la réunion de famille, d'ordinaire source de joie, a une saveur amère.

    Beau Biden, son fils aîné, est fragilisé par la tumeur au cerveau diagnostiquée quinze mois plus tôt, qui pourrait lui être fatale. « Quoi qu'il arrive, ne renonce pas, continue à te battre, lui dit-il. Promets-le-moi, papa. » Issu du journal intime et des notes de Joe Biden, voici le récit de l'année qui a suivi. Il dessine le portrait d'un homme tiraillé entre le devoir de poursuivre son action et la nécessité de soutenir sa famille endeuillée.

    Quelques jours après le décès de Beau, le 30 mai 2015, le vice- président est de retour à la Maison-Blanche au côté de Barack Obama, dont il est devenu l'ami et le confident, pour gérer les crises internationales du moment.

    Ce témoignage n'est pas seulement celui d'un futur président, il est aussi celui d'un père, d'un grand-père et d'un mari. Il y montre comment la force des convictions d'un homme peut l'aider à surmonter la douleur et à se projeter vers l'avenir.

  • Yes'>#8220;Nearly forty years after I first got involved, I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling. Thatyes'>#8217;s why I wanted to be a part of it.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;Joe BidenAs a United States senator from Delaware since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades and a relentless actor in trying to shape recent American history. He has seen up close the tragic mistake of the Vietnam War, the Watergate and Irancontra scandals, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a presidential impeachment, a presidential resignation, and a presidential election decided by the Supreme Court. Heyes'>#8217;s observed Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and two Bushes wrestling with the presidency; heyes'>#8217;s traveled to war zones in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and seen firsthand the devastation of genocide. He played a vital role by standing up to Ronald Reaganyes'>#8217;s effort to seat Judge Robert Bork on the Supreme Court, fighting for legislation that protects women against domestic violence, and galvanizing Americayes'>#8217;s response (and the worldyes'>#8217;s) to Slobodan Milosevicyes'>#8217;s genocidal march in the Balkans. In Promises to Keep, Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, hiscolleagues, and the institutions of government.With his customary candor, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming a demoralizing stutter; marriage, fatherhood, and the tragic death of his wife Neilia and infant daughter Naomi; remarriage and reforming a family with his second wife, Jill; success and failure in the Senate and on the campaign trail; two lifethreatening aneurysms; his relations with fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees.Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in lifeyes'>#8211;the obligation to work to make peopleyes'>#8217;s lives better, to honor family and faith, to get up and do the right thing no matter how hard youyes'>#8217;ve been knocked down, to be honest and straightforward, and, above all, to keep your promisesyes'>#8211;are the foundations on which he has based his lifeyes'>#8217;s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is the story of a man who faced down personal challenges and tragedy to become one of our most effective leaders. It is also an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who refuses to be cynical about political leadership, and a testament to the promise of the United States.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Promise Me, Dad

    Joe Biden

    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 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.

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