Matthews stirring biography reveals Kennedy as a 'fighting prince never free from pain, never far from trouble, and never accepting the world he found"'"-Publishers Weekly
In his engaging new biography...Matthews, who has a deep knowledge of American political history, draws on coversations with numerous people...[offering] a valuable reminder of Kennedy's skill at uniting toughness with inspirational leadership.
-"The New York Times
"It's hard for a book to be loving, affectionate and honest, but Chris Matthews has done it. He captures JFK's virtues and flaws, his appreciation of heroism, his essential independence, his coolness at the core. Full of drama, infused with the joy of politics and battle, "Jack Kennedy" is an insightful piece of work and "a great time"! "
--Peggy Noonan, "Wall Street Journal"