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7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Friday 22:48 GMT

(Morrow/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Cash’s novel revisits a 1929 textile union strike that turned deadly; his heroine is based on a real-life union organizer and folk singer now mostly lost to history.

(Flatiron Books, $27.) Biden’s oldest son, Beau, learned he had brain cancer in 2013, and died of the disease two years later, at 46. Biden’s memoir give us a remarkable view of the agony and strangeness of the period when he cared for his son — and then mourned him — while simultaneously fulfilling his duties as vice president.

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Source: Washington Post

Anita Hill and her 1991 congressional defenders to Joe Biden: You were part of the problem

Thursday 23:40 GMT

All allies of Hill during her historic appearance at the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Now, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-assault scandal, Biden has faced renewed scrutiny over Hill’s treatment during the 1991 hearings.

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Source: BBC

Obama sends Biden a meme for his birthday

Thursday 03:22 GMT

Former US President Barack Obama has wished his former Vice President Joe Biden happy birthday in a meme featuring both of them.

Since then, hundreds of people have generated the imagined exchanges of the pair and Biden has embraced his popularity with appearances in political sitcom Parks And Recreation and alongside Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


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