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Bobby Kennedy

A Raging Spirit

by Chris Matthews

Hardcover, 396 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $28.99 |


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A revelatory new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the military as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.

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Chris Matthews On The 'Raging Spirit' Of Bobby Kennedy

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