Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - PICKS - Avail­able in book­stores and on­line Visit Pa­rade.com/bobby to read Matthews' ac­count of Richard Nixon’s eerie prophecy about RFK.

Fas­ci­nated by the Kennedys? Then Chris Matthews, the an­chor of MSNBC’s Hard­ball, is your man. He's writ­ten sev­eral books about JFK, and now, with Bobby Kennedy: A Rag­ing Spirit (Si­mon & Schus­ter, $29), he takes on RFK. Here Matthews shares three books on past and present top­ics dear to his heart.

Un­be­liev­able (Dey Street Books), $27 “My NBC col­league Katy Tur de­scribes in witty, up-close-and-per­sonal de­tail what it was like cov­er­ing pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump from long shot to vic­tor.”

Grant (Ran­dom House), $40 “Ron Ch­er­now, who au­thored Alexan­der Hamilton, the bi­og­ra­phy that be­came the hit Broad­way mu­si­cal, has brought to life an even greater Amer­i­can: Ulysses S. Grant.”

Leonardo da Vinci (Si­mon & Schus­ter), $35 “Through six cen­turies, the artist’s paint­ings—the Mona Lisa and The Last Sup­per—re­main our most pop­u­lar. Wal­ter Isaac­son, to­day’s au­thor of ge­nius, shows us Leonardo’s note­books and the po­ten­tial of our own cu­rios­ity.”

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