|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2013|
|Number of Pages:||423|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.61|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.62 x 1.27 x 9.53|
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American news anchor and political commentator, known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. On weekends he hosts the syndicated NBC News produced panel discussion program, The Chris Matthews Show. On March 22, 2009, Matthews renewed the contract for Hardball with Chris Matthews through 2012. Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He attended La Salle College High School. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and he did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matthews also served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser. His many works include Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America and Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy--and Tip O'Neill's former chief-of-staff--comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House.
They were the political odd couple--the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews's words, "couldn't be more different or more the same". For six years Matthews was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart--Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common ground too: long lunches shared on St. Patrick's Day and a mutual respect--political and personal. Three days after Reagan's shooting, Tip was the first outsider at the president's bedside.
Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life in his unique voice, rendering as lively and novelistic a read as Jack Kennedy and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
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