Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

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$17.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
592
Dimensions
5.24 X 8.04 X 1.0 inches | 1.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060798727

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"With eloquence and honesty, Sorensen takes us on a tour of many of the most important moments of the second half of the American Century, from who wrote 'Profiles in Courage' to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Dallas and its terrible aftermath. This is an illuminating and engaging book."--Jon Meacham
"Ted Sorensen has given us a very welcome up close and personal view of life and politics at the side of John F. Kennedy. There are fresh insights and enduring lessons for this and future generations to study and embrace. And painful memories of what we lost."--Tom Brokaw
"Ted Sorensen's words inspired a generation, and his counsel and judgment helped steer our nation through some of its most difficult hours. This gripping, candid memoir illuminates a revered era in American history. Sorensen has written a book that will be cherished for generations."--Barack Obama
"This is an important book, and it's also a poignant one. As Jackie Kennedy once said of a speech that Ted Sorensen gave about her husband, it captures not only the soul of John Kennedy but also the soul of Sorensen. This clear-eyed but loving memoir is fascinating."--Walter Isaacson
"Ted Sorensen's Counselor is that rare gift to history: an account of mighty events by a participant who stood at their heart, and a writer masterful enough to make us understand them as well."--Robert Caro