Inside: A Public and Private Life

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-03-30
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Joe Califano grew up in a tight-knit working class family in Depression-era Brooklyn. His parents instilled in their son a work ethic, sense of self, and devotion to Church that stayed with him as he rose through the ranks of America's ruling class. From Jesuit undergraduate schools to Harvard Law, influential law firms, Robert McNamara's Pentagon, Lyndon Johnson's White House, and Jimmy Carter's Cabinet, Califano was hard charging, effective, and committed to his causeswhether that meant reforming the military, working for equal rights for all, his struggle to be a committed Catholic in America, or finally his passion to combat addictions that ruin so many American lives. The book is calledInside, and that's where it takes usinside his public and private lifeas Califano worked in the power centers of three Democratic administrations. He shows us how hardball is often necessary to make government serve its people. Califano remained "inside" even out of government, representing theWashington Postand Democratic Party during Watergate. Insideis history, memoir, and a profoundly revealing personal drama of a powerful figure involved in many defining events of the last half century. It is a tale of how ambition, tenacity and courage, guided by deeply felt ethics, can move the world, from the inside.

Author Biography

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. held key positions in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations as Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's top troubleshooter, LBJ's domestic affairs chief, and Carter's secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. As HEW secretary in 1978 he started the first national anti-smoking campaign, calling cigarette smoking "slow motion suicide" and "Public Health Enemy Number One." In 1992, he founded The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. IX
The Familyp. 3
The Early Yearsp. 15
Born, Bred, and Branded Catholicp. 21
A Jesuit Educationp. 32
A Harvard Law School Educationp. 45
Landlubber in the Navyp. 52
A Bite of the Big Applep. 57
Political Awakeningp. 63
Comfortable and Catholic in New Yorkp. 67
Ringing Doorbells for Kennedyp. 74
A Whiz Kid in McNamara's Pentagonp. 86
In the Army on the Home Frontp. 101
Getting Fidelp. 115
When Kennedy Was Shotp. 128
Isthmus Insurrectionp. 130
Troubleshooting for McNamarap. 137
The LBJ Yearsp. 151
Recharging Batteriesp. 188
Washington Lawyer: Arnold & Porterp. 191
Washington Lawyer: Williams, Connolly & Califanop. 216
The Democratic Party's Cultural Revolutionp. 236
Watergatep. 267
Putting the First Amendment Firstp. 309
Washington Palsp. 321
The Last Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfarep. 325
What's Next?p. 372
My Own Law Firmp. 379
Hilary Paley Byersp. 390
Lawyer in the Housep. 400
From Washington to Wall Streetp. 413
A New Lifep. 450
The Annulmentp. 464
Confronting Cancerp. 473
A Final Reflectionp. 491
Acknowledgmentsp. 495
Photo Permissionsp. 497
Notesp. 499
Indexp. 519
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