Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: Bar opens at 6:30 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm, followed by book signing.
MSNBC anchor and renowned Kennedy expert, Chris Matthews, joins us to discuss his newest New York Times Best Seller– Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.
Robert F. Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s younger brother and attorney general in the Kennedy administration, was assassinated on June 5th, 1968. At the time of his death, “Bobby,” as he was affectionately known, was a US Senator from New York, and had just defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California and South Dakota presidential primaries.
Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews provides a portrait of Bobby Kennedy’s life, from his early years and his start in politics to the role he played in his brother’s administration and, finally, his run for president. Calling Kennedy that “rare combination of pragmatist and idealist,” Matthews writes about how he was able to connect with voters from all walks of life, whether young or old, black or white, rich or poor.
Following his remarks, Matthews will be joined on stage by Kennedy’s daughter, former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, for a discussion of her father’s life.
The book will be avaliable for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.