Ted Sorensen knew Kennedy the man, the senator, the candidate, and the president as no other associate did. From his hiring as a legislative assistant to Kennedy's death in 1963, Sorensen was with him during the key crises and turning points—including the spectacular race for the vice presidency at the 1956 convention, the launching of Kennedy's presidential candidacy, the TV debates with Nixon, and election night at Hyannis Port. The first appointment made by the new president was to name Ted Sorensen his Special Counsel.
In Kennedy, Sorensen recounts failures as well as successes with surprising candor and objectivity. He reveals Kennedy's errors on the Bay of Pigs, and his attitudes toward the press, Congress, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sorensen saw firsthand Kennedy's actions in the Cuban missile crises, and the evolution of his beliefs on civil rights and arms control. First published in 1965 and reissued here with a new preface, Kennedy is an intimate biography of an extraordinary man, and one of the most important historical accounts of the twentieth century.
Ted Sorensen was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after law school moved to Washington, D.C., where he would ultimately work for John F. Kennedy. He left the White House soon after JFK's death, and in 1966 joined a New York City law firm, where, as a prominent international lawyer, he advised governments, multinational organizations, and major corporations around the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History. Sorensen remained active in political and international issues until his death in 2010.
Great signed copy. Seller packed this book well and we are very happy.Published 1 month ago by Rocky
I can't believe how anyone could give this book a negative review. The reason why I say this is look at when the book was written... 1964!!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Wise
Good read. Learned a lot about the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missle Crisis that I did not know. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jean P. Banks
Interesting to contrast JFK with Obama - no comparison, even though viewed through Sorensen's rose colored glasses.Published 4 months ago by Bill Gravatt
excellent book for 10 yr old grandson fascinated with kennedyPublished 4 months ago by George D. Janda
I enjoyed reading this book. I remember when he died and how it affected my family.Published 4 months ago by Rosemary Motte
Much has been written about JFK, but I don't think there is anyone that knew him better than Ted Sorensen.Published 4 months ago by Virgil Dahlstrom
An interesting and informative, if not objective, description of JFK's political career, written by one of his closest friends and most loyal supporters.Published 4 months ago by Andy Kavanagh