Brown University

Tip and The Gipper: When Politics Worked

by Chris Matthews
Simon & Schuster, October 2013   ISBN: 978-145169599-1
Price: $29.95

"They were the political odd couple—-the two most powerful men in the country, a pair who, in author Chris Matthews’ 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…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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