Califano was indeed an insider, holding key positions in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations. Later he founded the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia U. A lawyer, he represented The Washington Post and the Democratic Party during Watergate, and the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee during its investigation of members' drug use and sexual abuse of pages. His memoir is part Washington epic, part personal drama. Sixteen pages of b&w photos supplement the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
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.