As special counsel to the president, Theodore Sorensen had an intimate professional and personal relationship with JFK unlike any of his colleagues. Breaking his decades of silence, he gives an inside look at the legacy of the Camelot era, when some of the most important decisions in American history were made.
Sorensen recounts in thrilling detail his experience advising JFK through some of the most dramatic moments in American history, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, the decision to go to the moon, and his significant input into JFK's most important speeches.
David M. Kennedy
David M. Kennedy is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University, where he teaches 20th-century U.S. history, American political and social thought, American foreign policy, American literature, and the comparative development of democracy in Europe and America.
A scholar whose work integrates economic and cultural analysis with social and political history, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. His other books include Over Here: The First World War and American Society, The American People in the Depression, and Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger.
He is a co-author of the textbook The American Pageant: A History of the Republic, now in its 13th edition.
Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen is of Counsel at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and writer.
Sorensen is best known as President John F. Kennedy's Special Counsel & Adviser, legendary speechwriter, and "alter ego." President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank."