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The Classic Biography

Kennedy( )
Author: Sorensen, Ted
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

The classic, intimate, and magisterial biography of JFK

In 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 Kennedy's intellectual blood bank, top policy aide, and alter ego.

Sorensen knew Kennedy the man, the senator, the candidate, and the president...
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Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 20Th Century
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads Of State
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.19 x 2.106 Inches
Book Weight:1.571 Pounds
Author Biography
Sorensen, Ted (Author)
Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 - October 31, 2010) was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer, best known as President John F. Kennedy's special counsel, adviser, and legendary speechwriter. President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank." In 2010 Sorensen published his definitive biography of JFK based on those years when he worked along side him as Special Counsel. The book, Kennedy: The Classic Biography, became a New York Times bestseller.

Sorensen earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and also attended law school there, where graduated first in his class. On February 25, 2010, he received the National Humanities Medal for 2009. On October 31, 2010, Sorensen died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital due to complications following a stroke he suffered a week earlier.


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