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An Evening with Author Gerard Doherty

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


March 15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Veritas Auditorium
291 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013 United States
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College of Our Lady of the Elms will host an evening with Gerard F. Doherty, author of They Were My Friends – Jack, Bob & Ted: My Life in and out of Politics, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Elms College Veritas Auditorium.

Doherty, an attorney, was a trusted political adviser to President Kennedy, Sen. Robert Kennedy, Sen. Edward Kennedy, President Johnson, and President Carter. The husband of the late Marilyn Doherty, who was a 1953 alumna of the college, Doherty served as chair of the Elms College board of trustees from 1988 to 1995.
They Were My Friends offers a rare, firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes work that led to some of the most influential moments of the Kennedy brothers’ political lives—and how the son of a Boston firefighter became the only man with a seat at the table with all three Kennedy brothers. The book takes​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​through​ ​the history​ ​of​ ​Massachusetts​ ​politics​ ​and​ ​the​ ​golden​ ​age​ ​of​ ​the Kennedy​ ​political​ ​dynasty.​​

Doherty’s clever​ ​voice weaves​ ​the story of his​ ​unlikely​ ​rise​ ​to​ ​the​ ​top​ ​of​ ​Massachusetts​ ​political leadership​ ​and​ ​how​ ​he​ ​became​ ​the​ ​man​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​Kennedy political​ ​machine​ ​at​ ​key​ ​moments​ ​in​ ​history. He​ ​also​ ​shares​ ​accounts​ ​of​ ​his​ ​work​ ​helping​ ​Presidents Carter​ ​and​ ​Johnson​ ​win​ ​the​ ​White House.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Please register below. For additional information, contact Barbara Mulcahy at 413-265-2448.