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Chris Matthews Likes WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys"

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"What I like most in Maier's giant work is the spine of this saga, the all-important record of influence the great soldier-statesman-historian's life exerted on the future American president." -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, review in Chartwell Bulletin, The Churchill Centre

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remembering Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps and the Impact of the Kennedys' Catholic Background On That Mission


With a remarkable family of inlaws, R. Sargent Shriver managed to excel on his own in public life. Shriver passed away today at age 95, known as the 1972 vice-presidential running mate of George McGovern and who later ran himself for the 1976 presidential nod. But Shriver is best known as the first head of the Peace Corps under President Kennedy, his brother-in-law. Here's what my book, "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" had to say about the impact of Shriver's own background in putting together that organization.