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Kennedy by  Theodore C Sorensen - First Edition - 1956 - from Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts and


by Sorensen, Theodore C

Condition: Fine/very good

New York: Harper & Row, 1956. First Edition. Red cloth over boards with titling in gilt on black blocking on spine. Fine/very good. INSCRIBED "To David / All the best! / Ted Sorensen" with tipped in business card of David H. Leroy, former Attorney General and Lt. Governor of Idaho. 6.25" x 9.25", pp. viii, 1-783 with uncut fore and bottom edge and blued, cut top edge. Two hand written dates on ffep, one with location "Boise, Idaho September 27, 2000". Laid into the book is an invitation and 4 pp. brochure for the 17th Annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs at Boise State University. Also included laid in are two 5" x 3.5" color photographs of the inside of Air Force 1, Presidential cabin used by Kennedy and Johnson dated 1992 from the Tucson Air Museum. Book has small 1" tide mark on fe, else fine. DJ has wear at the corner and chip at top and bottom of spine. Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 - Oct 31, 2010) was an American lawyer, writer, and Special counsel to the late Presidential. He was a speechwriter for JFK, as well as one of his closest advisers. President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank." This is the first, authoritative book by a Kennedy insider following his assassination. David H. "Dave" Leroy (b. Aug 16, 1947) was the 36th Lieutenant Governor ('83 - '87) and Attorney General of Idaho. Leroy was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator in 1990. "While he himself did not indulge in comparisons, he was not averse to those who called his speech and bill 'the Second Emancipation Proclamation.' Like the first, it had confronted the issue of the black man's freedom in a a white man's society out of necessity as well as belief." (p 506).
  • Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1194
  • Title: Kennedy
  • Author: Sorensen, Theodore C
  • Format/binding: Red cloth over boards with titling in gilt on black blocking on spine
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Harper & Row
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1956


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