Biography

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is the host of MSNBC’s "Hardball." He is the author of JACK KENNEDY: Elusive Hero; TIP AND THE GIPPER: When Politics Worked; KENNEDY AND NIXON; HARDBALL; and now BOBBY KENNEDY: A Raging Spirit.

Chris Matthews

Books by Chris Matthews

by Chris Matthews - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Overlooked by his father and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life-changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians --- both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Chris Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy.

by Chris Matthews - History, Nonfiction, Politics

Chris Matthews was a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. Together, the two men forged compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings --- the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done.

by Chris Matthews - History

With the verve of a skilled novelist, biographer Chris Matthews illuminates the life of Jack Kennedy, from a privileged, rebellious youth to an unforgettable American presidency. As Matthews writes, “he was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”