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Theodore Sorensen and the Kennedys

A Life of Public Service

Authors: Ulyatt, Michelle A.

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  • Offers an accessible biography of Theodore Sorensen, a speechwriter and key advisor of President John F. Kennedy
  • Assesses Sorensen’s impact on President Kennedy’s legacy and the Democratic Party in second half of the twentieth century
  • Appeals to scholars and students of twentieth-century American history, U.S. politics, and presidential decision-making and rhetoric 
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Of the hundreds of books written about John F. Kennedy, none have yet taken the full measure of the role that Theodore Sorensen played in shaping his presidency. Serving as President Kennedy’s speechwriter from 1952 until 1963, Sorensen was a key advisor in the White House and a gatekeeper of the Kennedy legacy in the years after his assassination. This book presents a compelling portrait of Sorensen’s life and place in the American political landscape. He became an outspoken critic of corruption in politics, a vocal opponent of the militarist foreign policy approach that successive administrations adopted, and an advisor to Democratic presidential candidates such as Robert F. Kennedy and Barack Obama. Taking up questions about the role of presidential advisors and the concept of public service, an ideal that was central to the most famous of the speeches that Sorensen wrote for President Kennedy, Michelle A. Ulyatt offers new insight into Sorensen’s influence on the Kennedy years and the generation of leaders who came after.

About the authors

Michelle A. Ulyatt holds a doctorate from the University of Kent, UK. Her work focuses on the role of presidential advisors in decision-making and the evolution of the public memory of President John F. Kennedy.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15796-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15795-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theodore Sorensen and the Kennedys
Book Subtitle
A Life of Public Service
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15796-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15796-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15795-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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