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The long alliance : the imperfect union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama  Cover Image Book Book

The long alliance : the imperfect union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama / Gabriel Debenedetti.

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  • ISBN: 9781250829979
  • ISBN: 1250829976
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 405 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-388) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"New York Magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti reveals an inside look at the historically close, complicated, occasionally co-dependent, and at-times uncertain relationship between Joe Biden and Barack Obama"-- Provided by publisher.
Delving far deeper than the simplistic ٢bromance٣ narrative that's long held the public eye, The Long Alliance reveals the past, present, and future of the unusual partnership, detailing its development, its twists and turns, its ruptures and reunions, and its path to this pivotal moment for each man's legacy. The true story of this relationship, from 2003 into 2022, is significantly more layered and consequential than is widely understood. The original mismatch between the veteran Washington traditionalist and the once-in-a-generation outsider has transformed repeatedly in ways that have molded not just four different presidential campaigns and two different political parties, but also wars, a devastating near-depression, movements for social equality, and the fight for the future of American democracy. The bond between them has been, at various times over the past two decades, tense, affectionate, nonexistent, and ironclad, but it has always been surprising. Now it is shaping a second presidential administration, and the future of the world as we know it.
Subject: Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
Obama, Barack.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Ex-presidents > United States > Biography.
Vice-presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
Genre: Biographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 973.932 DEBENEDETTI 2022 (Text) 0001012485856 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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