Counsel to the president: a memoir

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Random House, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 709 pages
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From Washington's ultimate insider, the most revealing, fascinating and important political memoir of the post-World War II era. Clark Clifford was Truman's counsel, Kennedy's lawyer, Johnson's confidant, and secretary of defense during the Vietnam War. Now he takes readers inside the corridors of power. 16 pages of photographs.

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Review: Counsel to the President: A Memoir

User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

Not a book that I really enjoyed. I've always thought Clark Clifford as smart, qualified but a little full of himself. Too many times, he found the opportunity to come to his own defense and try to establish his importance in US History more than I personally felt was fair. Read full review

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User Review  - Don Robertson - Goodreads

This work is a very strong affirmation of the liberal view. I strongly recommend it, even though my own sentiments go entirely the opposite direction, toward the conservative view. The work is ... Read full review

Contents

SHOWDOWN IN THE OVAL OFFICE
3
ST LOUIS
26
TO THE WHITE HOUSE
45
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Richard Holbrooke is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.