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Jill : a biography of the First Lady / Julie Pace, Darlene Superville, with Evelyn M. Duffy.

Pace, Julie, 1982- (author.). Superville, Darlene, (author.). Duffy, Evelyn M., (author.).


"Dr. Jill Biden has been described as President Joe Biden's greatest political asset. Like many women of her generation, she holds her commitments as wife, mother and grandmother at the center of her life. She is a professor, earned a doctorate in educational leadership, and taught at Northern Virginia Community College. She broke barriers as First Lady as the first to hold a paying job outside the White House. "Jill" is the story of this accomplished American woman. From her earliest days dating Senator Biden, to her embrace of Biden's young sons Beau and Hunter Biden and the birth of their daughter Ashley; her role by Joe Biden's side through Senate reelection race after Senate reelection race; her years as Second Lady; to Joe's successful third run for the Democratic presidential nomination, Jill has lived in the public eye. In this deeply reported biography, Julie Pace and Darlene Superville of The Associated Press, along with writer Evelyn M. Duffy, reveal some of the private sides of Jill Biden. We come to better understand her personality, which has held the Biden family together through tragedy and good fortune alike." -- Inside front jacket flap.
The Washington Bureau Chief for The Associated Press examines the life of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in her roles as wife, mother and educator over 40 years in the public spotlight.

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  • ISBN: 9780316377508
  • ISBN: 0316377503
  • Physical Description: x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Free spirit -- Childhood in Hammonton -- Double-diner Sundays -- Leader of the pack -- Classes, marriage, and rock 'n' roll -- Senator of a new generation -- A date with the young Senator -- "Groundedness" paired with charisma -- Tying the knot -- Becoming a mom -- Into the public arena -- Ashley -- First run -- Learning the campaign trail -- Careers, goals, and pranks -- "You've got to quit" -- Bork hearings -- Holding hands through it all -- A second chance -- Like mother, like daughter -- Intensity of the time -- Running ahead -- Fateful day -- Lightning strike -- Right for the time -- Dr. Biden -- Boots on the ground -- 2008 -- Instant connection -- Compartmentalizing -- Election day -- Second lady puts education first -- The American creed -- Blue star mom -- Integrity and honor -- Lighting of a fire -- Joining forces -- Global issues -- National tragedies -- Battle together -- Worsening conditions -- Hope -- The last light -- Peanuts -- Potential candidate -- Give it one hundred percent -- Knowing the time -- The couple's farewell -- Inauguration 2017 -- Highest honor -- Post-Vice-Presidential life -- The loud roar -- Going for it -- New campaign -- State by state -- A good Philly girl -- The start of a pandemic -- Going virtual -- Accusations and investigations -- Election day -- "Her name is Dr. Jill Biden" -- Historic day -- Unity, hope, and love on the North Lawn -- Life is calling -- Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines -- Sense of unity -- Public mourning -- Under scrutiny -- Just round one.
Subject: Biden, Jill.
Biden, Joseph R., Jr. > Family.
Educators > United States > Biography.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
√Čducateurs > √Čtats-Unis > Biographies.
Genre: Biography.

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