Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

Matthews, Chris

Published by Simon and Schuster, 2011
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Fifth printing. Signed by the author on the title page: "Chris Matthews." Quarterbound in light gray paper-covered boards with a dark gray cloth, copper-foil-lettered spine. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $27.50); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: “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.”

About the Author: 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.

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Title: Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 2011
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