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Kennedy: The Classic Biography: Deluxe Modern Classic (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Kennedy: The Classic Biography: Deluxe Modern Classic (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Ted Sorensen

  • $ 1937


The classic, intimate, and magisterial biography of JFKIn January 1953, freshman senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts hired a twenty-four-year-old from Nebraska as his Number Two legislative assistant—on a trial basis. Despite the differences in their backgrounds, in the eleven years that followed Sorensen became known as Kennedys intellectual blood bank, top policy aide, and alter ego. Sorensen knew Kennedy the man, the senator, the candidate, and the president as no other associate did throughout these eleven years. He 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 Kennedys presi-dential candidacy, the speech to the Protestant clergy of Houston, the TV debates with Nixon, and election night at Hyannis Port. The first appointment that Kennedy made as a new president was Ted So...