By Ted Sorensen
During this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest consultant recounts in complete for the 1st time his event counseling Kennedy in the course of the so much dramatic moments in American history.
Sorensen returns to January 1953, while he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts all started their outstanding specialist and private dating. emerging from legislative assistant to speechwriter and consultant, the younger attorney from Nebraska labored heavily with JFK on his most crucial speeches, in addition to his booklet Profiles in Courage. Sorensen inspired the junior senator's political ambitions—from a failed bid for the vice presidential nomination in 1956 to the winning presidential crusade in 1960, and then he was once named particular assistance to the President.
Sorensen describes in exciting aspect his event advising JFK in the course of essentially the most an important days of his presidency, from the choice to visit the moon to the Cuban Missile predicament, whilst JFK asked that the thirty-four-year-old Sorensen draft the most important letter to Khrushchev on the most important aspect of the world's first nuclear war of words. After Kennedy was once assassinated, Sorensen stayed with President Johnson for a number of months ahead of leaving to write down a biography of JFK. In 1968 he again to Washington to aid run Robert Kennedy's presidential crusade. via all of it, Sorensen by no means overlooked the beliefs that introduced him to Washington and to the White condo, operating tirelessly to advertise and shield unfastened, peaceable societies.
Illuminating, revelatory, and totally compelling, Counselor is the bright, long-awaited memoir from the amazing guy who formed the presidency and the legacy of 1 of the best leaders the US has ever identified.
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