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Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen - First Edition, later printing - October 1965 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000949)


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by Theodore C. Sorensen

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New York: Harper & Row, October 1965. First Edition, later printing. Red cloth over boards with box box and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edge dyed green. A handsome Very Good+ book with No Jacket. Original owner's bookplate to front free endpaper, otherwise interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Spine slightly faded. Not from a library. No remainder mark. x + 783 pages.

In January 1953, freshman Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts hired a 24-year-old Unitarian from Nebraska as his Number Two legislative assistant - on a trial basis. Despite the differences in their backgrounds, Theodore Sorensen in the eleven years that followed became known as Kennedy's "intellectual blood bank," "top policy aide" and "alter ego." Three months to the day after Dallas, Sorensen left the White House to write the account of those eleven years that only he could write. He admits at the outset the bias of so personal a memoir. Yet he recounts failures as well as successes with surprising candor and objectivity, producing a perceptive biography of an extraordinary man.


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Theodore C. Sorensen
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
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No Dust Jacket
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First Edition, later printing
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
October 1965
biography, Kennedy, JFK, government, history, politics, politicians, presidents, United States
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Politics & Government; History; Biographies;

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.


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