[a Life at the Edge of History]

Audiobook CD - 2008
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In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts his experience counselling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history. Sorensen returns to January 1953 when he and Kennedy began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative assistant to speechwriter and advisor, Sorensen worked closely with JFK on his most important speeches, as well as his book Profiles in Courage. He encouraged the junior senator's political ambitions and was later names Special Counsel to the President. Sorensen describes his experience advising JFK during some of the most crucial moments of his presidency, from the decision to go to the moon to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Through it all, Sorensen never lost sight of the ideals that brought him to Washington, 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 in American history.
Publisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, p2008.
ISBN: 9780061557545
Branch Call Number: 973.922092 S713s2
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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