Matthew illuminates 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, finally, his tragic run for president. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the private world of Robert Francis Kennedy.
Kennedy, “readers witness the evolution of Kennedy’s soul. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like his older brother, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was a perpetual underdog.
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit #ad - Through tragedy after tragedy we find the man humanized” Associated Press. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before. Now, in-depth, matthews provides “insight into bobby’s spirit and what drove him to greatness” New York Journal of Books in his gripping, with Bobby Kennedy, behind-the-scenes look at one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.
They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign.
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American PoliticsPenguin Audio #ad - Lbj was confident he'd dispatch with Nixon, the GOP frontrunner; Johnson's greatest fear and real nemesis was RFK. A revolution seemed to be taking place, and LBJ, humiliated and bitter, began to look mortal. Two assassinations and a week of bloody riots in chicago around the Democratic Convention later, in the last triumph of old machine politics, and, and the old Democratic Party was a smoldering ruin, Hubert Humphrey stood alone in the wreckage.
Nothing went according to the script. But kennedy and his team, despite their loathing of the president, weren't prepared to challenge their own party’s incumbent. The tone was set for Watergate and all else that was to follow, all the way through to today. Playing with Fire is the perfect holiday gift! From the host of msnbc’s the last word with lawrence o'donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it todayThe 1968 U.
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics #ad - S. But then, amazingly, nixon pulled off one of the greatest dirty tricks in American political history, and so, Humphrey began to close, in late October, an act that may well meet the statutory definition of treason. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O’Donnell’s political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations.
For years he has deployed one of america’s shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different, not just because it is fascinating in itself, and how we got to where we are now. Playing with fire represents o’donnell’s master class in American electioneering, embedded in the epic human drama of a system, and a country, coming apart at the seams in real time.
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and LeadershipMacmillan Audio #ad - Deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. From prosecuting the mafia and martha stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
More praise for a higher loyalty:"it was essential that comey himself narrate this book, not only because his absence would have distracted listeners familiar with his voice but also because only the author could credibly convey the range of raw emotions emanating from the experiences he shares from this most eventful of lives.
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership #ad - Booklist, Starred Review. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the fbI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.
S. Bush. Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation.
Fear: Trump in the White HouseSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - It discloses how senior trump white house officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president’s Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations. It reports in-depth on trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, immigration, tax legislation, the Paris Climate Accord and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.
Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. It was no less than an administrative coup d’état, ” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world. ”. Often with day-by-day details, iran, nato, fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, dialogue and documentation, China and Russia.
Fear: Trump in the White House #ad - The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump’s attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies.
Over 2 million copies sold runaway #1 new york times bestseller sensational #1 international bestseller “explosive. The washington Post “Devastating.
Alexander HamiltonPenguin Audio #ad - And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.
At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. Nobody has captured hamilton better than chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's other biographies include: Grant, Washington, and Titan.
His is a hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, Adams, Madison, and Burr, Monroe, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza.
Alexander Hamilton #ad - Chernow’s biography gives hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. To repudiate his legacy, “is, ” Chernow writes, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.
Chernow here recounts hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, rising to become george washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, leading the Federalist Party, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, founding the Bank of New York, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.
Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton.
Jack Kennedy: Elusive HeroSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. 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.
Chris matthews shows the cunning and determination beneath that magic. 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. As matthews writes: “i found a fighting prince never free of pain, never accepting the world he found, never far from trouble, never wanting to be his father’s son.
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero #ad - We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. Kennedy, by chris matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball. What was he like?” jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biography of John F.
He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know. Filled with the vitality and spirit that made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his.
The President Is Missing: A NovelLittle, Brown & Company #ad -
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White HouseMacmillan Audio #ad - Holter graham uses his deep, elastic voice to punctuate key ideas, and he speeds up and slows down to create tension. The result is a wonderful performance of a most important audiobook. Audiofile magazinethis program includes an author's note read by michael wolff#1 New York Times BestsellerWith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Since donald trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, outrageous, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House #ad - More praise for fire and fury:"holter Graham, a Baltimore native, actor and veteran audiobook narrator, delivers this truly bizarre tale of dysfunction in a composed voice. This riveting and explosive account of trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office, including:-- what president trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people.
Where a less confident narrator might have allowed a smirking note to emerge, Graham maintains his poise, subtly picking up the narrative's mood in slight modulations of tone and unobtrusively freighted pauses. Washington Post“Essential reading. Michael d’antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.
Every Day Is ExtraSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - A yale graduate, kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. He succeeded hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013.
A witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. An instant new york times bestseller, john kerry’s revealing memoir offers “a detailed record of an important life…frank, thoughtful, and clearly written…A bittersweet reminder of what the country once demanded of its leaders” The New York Times Book Review.
Every Day Is Extra #ad - Every day is extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and he testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. Kerry was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. Every day is extra “draws back the curtain on a life you thought you knew, witty, but turns out to be a bit different…A surprisingly personal book” The Washington Post that shows Kerry for the dedicated, and authentic man that he is and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.
In these pages kerry shows remarkable honesty, depth, even spirituality…There is remarkable poignancy—not the usual currency of the career politician and the country’s top diplomat” The Boston Globe. In 2004 he was the democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning.
What HappenedSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - What happened is the story of that campaign, women running for office, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, and young people marching in the streets. At her most emotionally raw” people, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward.
In this “feminist manifesto” the new york times, and appearance, she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, age, the criticism over her voice, and the double standard confronting women in politics. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.
What Happened #ad - An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” Slate. The #1 new york times bestseller and time #1 nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” the new York Times memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.
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What Unites Us: Reflections on PatriotismHighBridge Audio #ad - With his famously plainspoken voice and a fundamental sense of hope, Rather has written the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are ultimately united. In a collection of original essays, dan Rather, the venerated television journalist, celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.
Kennedy to watergate to 9/11, rather has also become a hugely popular voice of reason on social media, with nearly two million Facebook followers and an engaged new audience who help to make many of his posts go viral. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has made the United States great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as public libraries, and offer readers a way forward.
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism #ad - After a career spent as reporter and anchor for CBS News, where he interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F.