9781586483388

Inside A Public and Private Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781586483388

  • ISBN10:

    1586483382

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-29
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs

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Summary

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

Prologue ix
The Family
3(12)
The Early Years
15(6)
Born, Bred, and Branded Catholic
21(11)
A Jesuit Education
32(13)
A Harvard Law School Education
45(7)
Landlubber in the Navy
52(5)
A Bite of the Big Apple
57(6)
Political Awakening
63(4)
Comfortable and Catholic in New York
67(7)
Ringing Doorbells for Kennedy
74(12)
A Whiz Kid in McNamara's Pentagon
86(15)
In the Army on the Home Front
101(14)
Getting Fidel
115(13)
When Kennedy Was Shot
128(2)
Isthmus Insurrection
130(7)
Troubleshooting for McNamara
137(14)
The LBJ Years
151(37)
Recharging Batteries
188(3)
Washington Lawyer: Arnold & Porter
191(25)
Washington Lawyer: Williams, Connolly & Califano
216(20)
The Democratic Party's Cultural Revolution
236(31)
Watergate
267(42)
Putting the First Amendment First
309(12)
Washington Pals
321(4)
The Last Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
325(47)
What's Next?
372(7)
My Own Law Firm
379(11)
Hilary Paley Byers
390(10)
Lawyer in the House
400(13)
From Washington to Wall Street
413(37)
A New Life
450(14)
The Annulment
464(9)
Confronting Cancer
473(18)
A Final Reflection 491(4)
Acknowledgments 495(2)
Photo Permissions 497(2)
Notes 499(20)
Index 519

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