Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Konecky & Konecky, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First in this edition and, although dated 1965 is probably closer to being published in 1990 with the First Edition being that of HarperCollins, 1965.
From the cover: 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, Sorensen in the eleven years that followed 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 Presidential candidacy, the speech to the Protestant clergy of Houston, the TV debates with Nixon and election night at Hyannis Port.
The first appointment made by the new President was to name Ted Sorensen his Special Counsel. Sorensen relates the role of the White House staff and evaluates Kennedys relations with his Cabinet and other appointees. He reveals Kennedys errors on the Bay of Pigs, his attitudes toward the press and the Congress, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his handling of Berlin and the Cuban missile crisis.
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.
In the Leaders of Our Time series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Blue Spine Strip with Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[VIII] 783 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…