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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, c2007


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 p., [16] p. of plates )
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
Notes "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book"--Jacket
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-
Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-
Van Dyk, Ted 1934-
Van Dyk, Ted.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Biography
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Democratic Party USA
USA Präsident
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography
Political activists -- United States -- Biography
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- History -- 20th century
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Political activists
Political campaigns
Political consultants
Political culture
Politics and government
Presidents -- Election
Politischer Berater
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021694607
ISBN 9780295989709