The book chosen for our December (December 7th) book-club discussion is Bobby Kennedy--A Raging Spirit, by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball.
As a longtime student of the Kennedy family, Matthews brings a keen and vivid understanding of the tribal spirit within the family's private world. As a fellow Irish Catholic, he illustrates how Bobby's faith and loyalty to family influenced him from his days as an altar boy to his years fighting for the rights of African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans.
Drawing on extensive research and intimate interviews, Matthews shines a light on all the important moments of Bobby's life; his upbringing, his start in politics, his crucial role fighting for civil rights as attorney general, and his tragic run for president.
Your book club coordinator, Barb Dillon