Decision-making in the White House: The Olive Branch Or the Arrows

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Columbia University Press, 1963 - Political Science - 94 pages
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This book provides a rare view of the most important and far-reading function of Presidential leadership, a detailed account of the making of decisions, from agreement on the facts to final choice to provision for execution, by the one man who can never choose as an individual, but always as a President.

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Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 - October 31, 2010) was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer, best known as President John F. Kennedy's special counsel, adviser, and legendary speechwriter. President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank." In 2010 Sorensen published his definitive biography of JFK based on those years when he worked along side him as Special Counsel. The book, Kennedy: The Classic Biography, became a New York Times bestseller. Sorensen earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and also attended law school there, where graduated first in his class. On February 25, 2010, he received the National Humanities Medal for 2009. On October 31, 2010, Sorensen died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital due to complications following a stroke he suffered a week earlier.

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