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Counselor : a life at the edge of history

Author: Theodore C Sorensen
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A prominent international lawyer and former advisor to JFK recounts their conversations during some of the most decisive moments of the thirty-fifth president's career, including the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the writing of "Profiles in Courage."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Theodore C Sorensen; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Theodore C Sorensen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore C Sorensen
ISBN: 9780060798727 0060798726
OCLC Number: 262884897
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 556 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Lincoln, Nebraska, 1928-1951. Roots --
Mother --
Father --
Childhood and siblings --
Education --
Conscience --
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 Proflies in Courage --
A Catholic candidate for President? --
Senator Kennedy's quest for the Presidency --
The 1960-1961 Presidential transititon --
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 initative --
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 Presidnet Kennedy --
President Johnson's 1963 transition --
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 --
Epilogue : reflections, regrets, and reconsiderations.
Responsibility: Ted Sorensen.

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A prominent international lawyer and former advisor to JFK recounts their conversations during some of the most decisive moments of the thirty-fifth president's career, including the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the writing of "Profiles in Courage."

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