Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

Welcomed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review -- and now in paperback -- the definitive life and times of the legendary Speaker of the House who was one of the most influential political leaders in postwar America. To read this book is to revisit many of the greatest moments of late 20th-century American politics: its most colorful characters, its grandest triump Welcomed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review -- and now in paperback -- the definitive life and times of the l...

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Title:Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century
Author:John A. Farrell
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Genres:Biography
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:800 pages pages

Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century Reviews

  • Mer
    Nov 18, 2008

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

  • Senator John
    Apr 30, 2012

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Kay
    Jan 02, 2014

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

  • Mark Desrosiers
    Jan 08, 2008

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

  • Sara
    Apr 08, 2008

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

  • Whitney
    Jan 19, 2008

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

  • John
    Sep 02, 2009

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Paul
    Oct 30, 2017

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • david
    Mar 22, 2010

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • John Farrell
    Sep 07, 2013

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

  • Luke
    Sep 06, 2012

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Kyle  Furr
    Jan 17, 2013

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Alicia Brooks
    Jul 09, 2011

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

  • Aaron Million
    Jul 21, 2017

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

  • Oren
    May 15, 2017

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

  • Alyson Freedman
    Apr 26, 2012

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

  • Michael
    May 12, 2019

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Bill Manzi
    May 12, 2019

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

  • Buck Banks
    Mar 25, 2014

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Ali Phalen
    Aug 16, 2013

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

  • Elizabeth
    Sep 09, 2015

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • John Bohnert
    May 05, 2015

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • James Lancaster
    Jul 03, 2014

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Ed Lake
    Mar 08, 2019

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Paul
    Jan 24, 2016

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Paul
    Jan 24, 2016

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Julian
    Sep 22, 2016

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • M
    Nov 28, 2016

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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  • Marc
    Jul 25, 2018

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

  • TJ Hatter
    Jul 17, 2018

    I read this book because I really enjoyed Farrell's biography of Nixon (2017) and I admire his craft. I found the narrative well balanced and also very enlightening when it comes to the relationship between lawmakers in the House among themselves and with the executive branch. ...

    John Farrell has written a solid biography of Thomas ?Tip? O'Neill, Jr., the stalwart Democratic Speaker of the House during most of the Carter and Reagan years. But those years only come after decades of service, first in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (where he also ...

    Well written, and a balanced look into a truly interesting character. This is also a great overview of Massachusetts politics from the end of World War II through 1980s. ...

    Okay, so truthfully the only time I usually think about Tip O'Neill is when Chris Matthews name-drops him during political coverage on MSNBC (which he does ? frequently). But it turns out he is arguably the one person who bridges the way politics were and the way politics are. B...

    Great overview on Tip O'Neill's career that touches especially on the inner workings of the House, the debate over Vietnam, and the personalities that surrounded O'Neill in his early and late career. Thought there would be more on O'Neill as Speaker during the Reagan era, but the focus...

    Bumped into this book in my library, so I read it the old fashioned way, and I am very happy I did. Thomas P. (Tip) O?Neil is a name that many recognize, especially in Massachusetts. For me Speaker O?Neil most certainly was a giant of Massachusetts politics, but I really was not ve...

    This was one of the books that made me wish I was in DC in the 80's. Politics seemed much more interesting then and everytime I hear someone's personal Tip O'Neill story, I get more jealous than I was before. All politics really is local. ...

    Sometimes so detailed that it was difficult to see the big picture, this was none-the-less an incredibly well-researched and well-written portrait ...

    Hey everyone - I recently heard about a Kickstarter project for a Tip O?Neill documentary, called ?Mr. Speaker.? The creators are basing the documentary around Farrell?s book, ?Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century,? so it is sure to honor O?Neill?s legacy. His story f...

    a full year after michaelson suggested i read this book, i finally did...to his credit, farrell doesn't cheerlead (much) or cherry-pick only endearing anecdotes while chronicling o'neill's political career, which i would imagine was a little challenging as a globe reporter. to be sure,...

    They don't make 'em like this anymore. Stereotype though he may have been, remember that he advocated universal health care during the Carter Administration, and called Reagan a "cheerleader for selfishness". Though one suspects he was made up of more pork than idealism (cf. his catchp...

    Now, for the first time, available as an e-book. Download for Kindle at Amazon for $7.99. Hope you like it. It was my first book, and has a certain warm spot in my heart. Tip was a fascinating, funny, bold and brave character. ...

    I feel like this book might have sugar-coated the past a bit, but I liked it anyway. ...

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