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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

by Chris Matthews

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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

Learn everything Chris Matthews can’t say on TV in this entertaining and illuminating look at the world politicians never let us see by the New York Times bestselling author of Hardball, “a must-read…about modern-day American politics and how it’s played” (The Wall Street Journal).

In 1988, Chris Matthews revolutionized how we think about politics with Hardball, the essential primer on the rules that govern the game of power. Now, with Politicians, Matthews shines a light on the inner workings of the game that’s always been obscured by the media and the key players themselves.

Politicians pulls back the curtain on a world our leaders insist on keeping secret because it would destroy the necessary illusion: that they personally answer every letter, that they never left home when they went to Washington, that they somehow remain just another friendly neighbor through all those years climbing their way up the Capitol ladder… Chris Matthews introduces the shadowy characters, including operatives and hatchet men, speechwriters and caseworkers. He ventures into the hidden places, from the control room where junketing politicians meet at midnight to drink government liquor, to the room where their minions knock out quickie, pre-fab responses to passionate letters from back home, to the Capitol plaza where senators sit in parked cars between votes to dial for dollars.

A necessary, timely follow up to his bestselling Hardball, Politicians is Chris Matthews’s insider tell-all, destined to become an instant classic.

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ISBN-13:
9781501111860
9781501111860
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
10/31/2017
Pages:
416
416
Sales rank:
1,493
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
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About the Author

About the Author

Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball. He is author of Tip and the Gipper; Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero; Kennedy and Nixon; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions; Hardball: How Politics Is Played by One Who Knows The Game; and Politicians: The Backroom World They Never Show Us.
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Bobby Kennedy

  • Bobby, 12, with younger brother Teddy.

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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Prologue 1

    Chapter 1 Altar Boy 15

    Chapter 2 Ambassador's Son 27

    Chapter 3 Honor Thy Father 37

    Chapter 4 Rites of Passage 51

    Chapter 5 Commitment 71

    Chapter 6 Brother 85

    Chapter 7 The Kennedy Party 95

    Chapter 8 Clan 107

    Chapter 9 Hail Mary 131

    Chapter 10 Irish Cop 145

    Chapter 11 Enforcer 161

    Chapter 12 The Enemy Within 175

    Chapter 13 Victory 185

    Chapter 14 Freedom Fighter 199

    Chapter 15 General 211

    Chapter 16 Two Great Men 225

    Chapter 17 Civil Rights 235

    Chapter 18 Relic 253

    Chapter 19 Brave Heart 271

    Chapter 20 Affirmation 289

    Chapter 21 The Movement 299

    Chapter 22 Vigil 309

    Chapter 23 Defiance 317

    Chapter 24 Sacrifice 331

    Chapter 25 Salute 339

    Acknowledgments 343

    Notes 347

    Bibliography 379

    Index 383

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    Editorial Reviews

    Editorial Reviews

    Chris Matthews evocatively brings the man and his moment back to life. It is a story that needs to be told again as a heroic counterpoint to the Trump era’s fundamental disrespect for the idea that politics can be a noble profession.”

    –John Avlon, The Daily Beast

    “Considerable insight from beginning to end”

    –The New Republic

    “A brisk, admiring portrait that burnishes the Kennedy image.”

    Kirkus Reviews

    “Cogently illustrates leadership qualities Kennedy possessed that are sorely lacking in today’s divisive culture.”

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    “If you love reading about politics, if you ever loved the Kennedys or were fascinated by them, if you love biographical history or if you just like a good yarn about a brooding soul who turns into an uplifting, magnetic force—Chris Matthews’ “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit” Should be your next read. It’s well-researched, dramatically told. It brings those times—Camelot and after—back to life.”

    Lesley Stahl, Correspondent for 60 Minutes

    "Matthews is skilled at weaving tension and conflict throughout the book. One doesn’t just read the words, but experiences the tension and emotions....The depth of Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit provides insight into this man’s spirit and what drove him to greatness. Matthews does an excellent job of pulling Bobby out from behind any family shadows to give us an in-depth portrait of what could have been."

    New York Journal of Books

    "Readers witness the evolution of Kennedy’s soul. Through tragedy after tragedy we find the man humanized."

    –Associated Press (AP)

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