Ted Sorensen was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after law school moved to Washington, D.C., where he would ultimately work for John F. Kennedy. He left the White House soon after JFK's death, and in 1966 joined a New York City law firm, where, as a prominent international lawyer, he advised governments, multinational organizations, and major corporations around the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History. Sorensen remained active in political and international issues until his death in 2010.
“Sorensen was so close to his chief cerebrally that this
book . . . is the nearest we will have to the memoirs Kennedy
intended to write himself."-- New York Times Book
“Thrilling. . . . Crammed with important detail . . . much of which had not been previously known. . . . It is a more revealing book than if President Kennedy had written it himself."--The Christian Science Monitor
“The authority of the true alter ego. . . . One feels that Sorensen's Kennedy is a highly substitute for the book Kennedy was going to write--and possibly more candid and accurate than anything Kennedy might have written, with or withour his help, as an ex-President."--The New Yorker