Bobby Kennedy

  • by Chris Matthews
  • Narrated by Chris Matthews
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by best-selling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.
With his best-selling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look at one of America's most beloved presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American 20th century.
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: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. 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, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.


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Reflecting a 50 year Perspective!

Chris Matthews has captured the deep longing in
The American Heart for an authentic leader in a
time of great peril to core values of our nation.

In the midst of the daily assault on truth, reason,
higher purpose and public service, Chris Matthews’
crafts a biography that reveals us to ourselves.

The Raging Spirit of Bobby Kennedy reminds us
all, that we can do better and be better stewards
of this hard won, and imperfect union that is
Our Democracy! The need for an inspiring, capable,
though tough, yet genuinely empathetic leader is the
Bobby Kennedy we crave in our time.

An excellent effort by a seasoned veteran of the
cauldron of national politics and the people’s’ business.

We are left with more questions than answers, yet
a clear understanding that we have at our core a
Path to our Higher Angels!
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- Red Sox Fan

A living reflection

Chris Matthews was born a Republican backed McCarthy but came to tell in love with the politics and personality of Bobby Kennedy. This book is by and for Bobby lovers and is also great history and biography. I loved it because it made me laugh, cry, remember and most of all Think!
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- Martin J Dunleavy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio