By Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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ISBN-13: 9781511338844

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When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003 the Economist defined him as “a philosopher-politician-diplomat who centuries prior shouldn't have been misplaced one of the Founding Fathers.” although Moynihan by no means wrote an autobiography, he was once a proficient writer and voluminous correspondent, and during this choice from his letters Steven Weisman has compiled a bright portrait of Moynihan's existence, within the senator's personal words.

Before his 4 phrases as Senator from manhattan, Moynihan served in key positions lower than Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. His letters supply a rare window into specific moments in background, from his emotions of loss at JFK's assassination, to his passionate pleas to Nixon to not make Vietnam a Nixon warfare, to his frustrations over healthcare and welfare reform through the Clinton era.

This booklet showcases the unbridled diversity of Moynihan's mind and pursuits, his appreciation for his materials, his well known wit, and his heat even for people with whom he profoundly disagreed. Its book is an important literary event.

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