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Tip and the Gipper - When Politics Worked

Chris Matthews

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy-and Tip O'Neill's former chief-of-staff-comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were the political odd couple-the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews's words, "couldn't be more different or more the same." For six years Matthews was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart-Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common ground too: long lunches shared on St. Patrick's Day and a mutual respect-political and personal. Three days after Reagan's shooting, Tip was the first outsider at the president's bedside. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life in his unique voice, rendering as lively and novelistic a read as Jack Kennedy and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy-and Tip O'Neill's former chief-of-staff-comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were the political odd couple-the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews's words, "couldn't be more different or more the same." For six years Matthews was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart-Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common ground too: long lunches shared on St. Patrick's Day and a mutual respect-political and personal. Three days after Reagan's shooting, Tip was the first outsider at the president's bedside. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life in his unique voice, rendering as lively and novelistic a read as Jack Kennedy and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy-and Tip O'Neill's former chief-of-staff-comes the firsthand, one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and the Speaker of the House. They were the political odd couple-the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews's words, "couldn't be more different or more the same." For six years Matthews was on the inside, watching the evolving relationship between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Their philosophies were miles apart-Reagan intent on scaling back government, O'Neill fervent in defending it. Yet there was common ground too: long lunches shared on St. Patrick's Day and a mutual respect-political and personal. Three days after Reagan's shooting, Tip was the first outsider at the president's bedside. Drawing not only on his own remarkable knowledge but on extensive interviews with those closest to his subjects, Matthews brings this unlikely friendship to life in his unique voice, rendering as lively and novelistic a read as Jack Kennedy and a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:50