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Ted Sorensen

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In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts in full for the first time his experience counseling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history. Sorensen returns to January 1953, when he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative assistant to speechwriter and advisor, the young lawyer from Nebraska worked closely with JFK on his most important speeches, as well as his book Profiles in Courage. Sorensen encouraged the junior senator's political ambitions-from a failed bid for the vice presidential nomination in 1956 to the successful presidential campaign in 1960, after which he was named Special Counsel to the President. Sorensen describes in thrilling detail his experience advising JFK during some of the most crucial days of his presidency, from the decision to go to the moon to the Cuban Missile Crisis, when JFK requested that the thirty-four-year-old Sorensen draft the key letter to Khrushchev at the most critical point of the world's first nuclear confrontation. After Kennedy was assassinated, Sorensen stayed with President Johnson for a few months before leaving to write a biography of JFK. In 1968 he returned to Washington to help run Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. Through it all, Sorensen never lost sight of the ideals that brought him to Washington and to the White House, 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 America has ever known.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

11:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

10:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

11:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

10:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

11:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

11:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

10:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:52


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:49