Hardball Host Chris Matthews Coming To Barrington Books
Friday, October 18, 2013
One of the best-known political hosts on television is heading to Rhode Island, for a lecture and book signing at Barrington Books.
Best-selling author and host of MSNBC's Hardball Chris Matthews will appear at Barrington Books on Saturday, October 26th, with his latest book: Tip and the Gipper, When Politics Worked. Tickets for the event are $29.95, the cost of the hardcover book. Reservations can be made by visiting the store's website, or calling 401-245-7925.
Tip and the Gipper
In Tip and the Gipper, Chris Matthews, Tip O'Neill's former Chief-of-Staff, shares the one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge from working with Speaker O'Neill for six years but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life, rendering a lively and novelistic read and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
About Chris Matthews
Following time serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, Chris Matthews worked in the US Senate. He later became a White House presidential speechwriter, and a top aide to Speaker of the House, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr.
In the late 1980s, Chris switched to full-time journalism, serving as Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner. He began his career on television in 1994 as host of a two-hour nightly program on the NBC-owned America's Talking network. Three years later, he launched Hardball, now on MSNBC, which was the title of his best-selling handbook on real-life politics published in 1988. He has been on the air every weekday night since.
He is the author of six best-selling books in addition to Tip and The Gipper, including: Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero; How Politics is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game; Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; American: Beyond our Grandest Notions; and Life's a Campaign.
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