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This country : my life in politics and history

Author: Chris Matthews
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The former host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" offers a panoramic portrait of post-World War II American politics through the story of his extraordinary life and career
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Chris Matthews; Chris Matthews
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Matthews
ISBN: 9781982134846 1982134844
OCLC Number: 1252635925
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Irish enough --
God's country --
A trip to Washington --
Were were the kids who hid under our desks --
Catholic school back then --
Kennedy vs. Nixon --
La Salle --
Holy Cross --
Chapel Hill --
Montreal --
Swaziland --
African mysteries --
Capitol Hill --
US Capitol police officer --
Senate legislative assistant --
Miami --
First campaign --
Freelance --
Brooklyn --
Running anyway --
Back to Washington --
Jimmy Carter --
Kathleen --
Presidential speechwriter --
Scramble --
Tip O'Neill --
Writer --
San Francisco --
White House dinner --
Hungary --
Berlin wall --
A boomer as president --
A farewell in North Cambridge --
Bringing down apartheid --
Television --
Mom --
Clinton redux --
Good Friday --
Millennial --
Attack on a September morning --
A war of our choosing --
Barack Obama --
Duel --
A funeral in Rome --
Thrill --
Kathleen Matthews for Congress --
Trump --
Hardball --
This country.
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Abstract:

The former host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" offers a panoramic portrait of post-World War II American politics through the story of his extraordinary life and career

Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post-World War II America through the lens of his life and career. Raised in a large Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia, he became a Peace Corps graduate, moved to DC and began knocking on doors on Capitol Hill. There his eyes were opened to the game of big-league politics. As a speechwriter for President Carter, Matthews witnessed the triumphs and tragedies of that administration. As chief of staff to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, he received an on-the-job PhD in American politics during the Reagan years. He pioneered cable news with Hardball with Chris Matthews, which became a political institution for twenty years. -- adapted from jacket

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