Ted Sorensen

Easton Press Ted Sorensen books

Why I Am a Democrat - Signed First Edition - 1996
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History - signed first edition - 2008


Writer Ted Sorensen

The life of Theodore Chaikin Sorensen, known to many as Ted Sorensen, is a testament to the power of intellect, integrity, and eloquence in shaping history. Born on May 8, 1928, in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sorensen would grow to become one of the most influential figures in American political history. From an early age, Sorensen exhibited a prodigious intellect and a passion for public service. He attended the University of Nebraska, where he distinguished himself academically and intellectually. His talents caught the attention of future President John F. Kennedy, who recruited him to his Senate staff in 1953. Sorensen's association with Kennedy would prove to be transformative, both for his own career and for the trajectory of American politics. As Kennedy's trusted advisor and speechwriter, Sorensen played a pivotal role in crafting the eloquent and inspiring rhetoric that would come to define the Kennedy presidency.

One of Sorensen's most enduring contributions was his collaboration with Kennedy on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage. Written during Kennedy's recuperation from back surgery in 1956, the book showcased the stories of eight U.S. senators who displayed exceptional courage in the face of political adversity. Sorensen's skillful writing and Kennedy's keen insights combined to produce a work that not only solidified Kennedy's reputation as a statesman but also served as a source of inspiration for generations of Americans. Throughout Kennedy's presidency, Sorensen remained a close confidant and advisor, helping to shape both domestic and foreign policy initiatives. He played a key role in drafting some of Kennedy's most memorable speeches, including the iconic inaugural address with its stirring call to "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."

Despite his many achievements, Sorensen's career was not without controversy. He faced allegations of plagiarism regarding his role in the writing of Profiles in Courage, accusations that he vehemently denied. While the controversy cast a shadow over his reputation, Sorensen remained steadfast in his defense of his integrity and the authenticity of his contributions to the book. Following Kennedy's assassination in 1963, Sorensen continued to serve as a respected advisor to Democratic politicians and as a prolific author and commentator on issues of public policy and international relations. He remained an influential figure in American political circles until his passing on October 31, 2010, leaving behind a legacy of eloquence, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the ideals of public service and civic engagement.


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