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The Resource Counselor : [a life at the edge of history], Ted Sorensen

Counselor : [a life at the edge of history], Ted Sorensen

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Counselor : [a life at the edge of history]
Title
Counselor
Title remainder
[a life at the edge of history]
Statement of responsibility
Ted Sorensen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Sorensen returns to January 1953, when he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative assistant to speechwriter and advisor, the young lawyer from Nebraska worked closely with JFK on his most important speeches, as well as his book Profiles in Courage. Sorensen encouraged the junior senator's political ambitions-from a failed bid for the vice presidential nomination in 1956 to the successful presidential campaign in 1960, after which he was named Special Counsel to the President. Sorensen describes in thrilling detail his experience advising JFK during some of the most crucial days of his presidency, 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. After Kennedy was assassinated, Sorensen stayed with President Johnson for a few months before leaving to write a biography of JFK. In 1968 he returned to Washington to help run Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. Through it all, Sorensen never lost sight of the ideals that brought him to Washington and to the White House, working tirelessly to promote and defend free, peaceful societies. Illuminating, revelatory, and utterly compelling, Counselor is the brilliant, long-awaited memoir from the remarkable man who shaped the presidency and the legacy of one of the greatest leaders America has ever known
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Summary
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."
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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254793
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Sorensen, Theodore C
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Sorensen, Theodore C
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Political consultants
  • Speechwriters
  • Lawyers
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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a life at the edge of history
Label
Counselor : [a life at the edge of history], Ted Sorensen
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11920669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061732621
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11920669
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11920669
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Counselor : [a life at the edge of history], Ted Sorensen
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11920669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061732621
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11920669
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11920669
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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