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Author Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-

Title Heroes, hacks, and fools : memoirs from the political inside / Ted Van Dyk
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Depression kids -- Caught up in the Cold War -- A new generation takes over -- Helping HHH -- The great society -- Vietnam and little else -- 1968 -- A near miss -- In transition -- Crusade and catastrophe -- Strange presidents, Nixon and Carter -- The counterrevolution proceeds -- Storm cleanup and new storm -- A new Jacksonian era, part one -- A new Jacksonian era, part two -- Escape from the capital -- A new century -- Not the same country -- Who will lead? -- The democratic message
Summary "Ted Van Dyk, a shrewd veteran of countless national political and policy fights, casts fresh light on many of the leading personalities and watershed events of American public life since JFK. He was a Pentagon intelligence analyst during the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and an aide to Jean Monnet and other leaders of the movement for European unity before serving at the Johnson White House as Vice President Hubert Humphrey's senior advisor and alter ego. He was involved in that administration's Great Society triumphs and Vietnam tragedy." "In the late 1960s Van Dyk moved to Columbia University as vice president to help quell campus disorders which threatened the university. Over a period of 35 years he was a senior advisor to presidential candidates Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Ted Kennedy, Mondale, Hart and Tsongas; contributed regular essays to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Fortune, and other national publications; and led two national think tanks. In 2001 the Bellingham, Washington, native returned to the Northwest to write a regular editorial-page column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007020203
ISBN 029598970X
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)