Jack Kennedy (Reprint) (Paperback) by Chris Matthews
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Book Synopsis"Filled with the vitality and spirit that made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure. Chris Matthews shows the cunning and determination beneath that magic. It's an awesome and delightful book." --Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs "What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews's extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O'Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy's first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: "I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know."
Review Quotes"If history at its best is about telling storiesthat bring the past to life, then Chris Matthews is a master storyteller, forthis fascinating portrait brings Jack Kennedy more vividly to life than anyrecent work.--Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals
About The AuthorChris Matthews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, Jack Kennedy--Elusive Hero, Tip and the Gipper--When Politics Worked, Kennedy and Nixon, and Hardball. He is the former host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 479
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Presidents + Heads of State
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Chris Matthews
Street Date: November 6, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3977
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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