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Counselor : a life at the edge of history

Author: Theodore C Sorensen
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts in full for the first time his experience counseling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history ... from the decision to go to the moon to the Cuban Missile Crisis, when JFK requested that the thirty-four-year-old Sorensen draft the key letter to Khrushchev at the most critical point of the world's first nuclear confrontation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Erlebnisbericht
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Theodore C Sorensen; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Theodore C Sorensen; John F Kennedy; Theodore C Sorensen; Theodore Sorensen; John F Kennedy; Theodore C Sorensen; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore C Sorensen
ISBN: 9780060798710 0060798718
OCLC Number: 182552941
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 556 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1928-1951. --
Roots --
Mother --
Father --
Childhood and siblings --
Education --
Conscience --
pt. 2. Washington, D.C., 1951-1964. --
Move to Washington, D.C. --
Joining Senator Kennedy --
Relationship with JFK --
My perspective on JFK's personal life --
My evolving role on JFK's Senate staff --
Speechwriting --
My role in Profiles in courage --
A Catholic candidate for president? --
Senator Kennedy's quest for the presidency --
The 1960-1961 presidential transition --
Special counsel to the president --
The president's speeches --
President Kennedy's ministry of talent --
My relations with Vice President Lyndon Johnson --
My relations with President Kennedy's family --
Kennedy's civil rights initiative --
The Cuban Missile Crisis --
President Kennedy's foreign policy --
My role in press relations --
Planning for JFK's reelection and second term --
The death of President Kennedy --
President Johnson's 1963 transition --
pt. 3. New York City, 1965-2007. --
Return to private life and authorship --
New life in New York --
Practicing law --
My continuing involvement in politics --
My 1977 nomination for Director of Central Intelligence --
Family and health.
Responsibility: Ted Sorensen.
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In January 1953, the newly-elected Senator John F Kennedy hired Theodore Sorensen as his legislative assistant. Sorensen quickly rose up the ranks in JFK's senate office, from research aide to  Read more...

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"This is an important book, and it's also a poignant one. As Jackie Kennedy once said of a speech that Ted Sorensen gave about her husband, it captures not only the soul of John Kennedy but also the Read more...

 
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