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Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game

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Timed to re-release simultaneously with Chris Matthews’s new book Jack Kennedy, which Simon & Schuster will publish this fall, this national bestseller explores the fascinating, largely unknown, relationship between Nixon and Kennedy and the crucial ways in which it shaped them—and the nation.

Hardball is a tough, funny, tell-all revelation of how politics really works. From tales of raw ambition and brutal rivalry to behind-the-scenes stories of famous disagreements, Matthews reveals the truth about master politicians such as JFK, LBJ, and Richard Nixon, while he explains the real meaning of rules such as “Only talk when it improves the silence;” “Positioning is everything;” and “Always concede on principle.”

Whether addicted to Washington politics or office politics, readers will enjoy this unprecedented guide to grown-ups’ favorite game—the game of position, power, and survival in the world today.

Synopsis:

How politics is played by one who knows the game...

Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.

About the Author

Chris Matthews, a nationally syndicated columnist since 1987, is host of Hardball, and Washington Chief Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner. He is the author of Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Post-war America.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Part I Alliances

1 It's Not Who You Know; It's Who You Get to Know

2 "All Politics Is Local"

3 It's Better to Receive Than to Give

4 "Dance with the One That Brung Ya"

Part II Enemies

5 Keep Your Enemies in Front of You

6 Don't Get Mad; Don't Get Even; Get Ahead

7 Leave No Shot Unanswered

Part III Deals

8 "Only Talk When It Improves the Silence"

9 Always Concede on Principle

Part IV Reputations

10 Hang a Lantern on Your Problem

11 Spin!

12 "The Press Is the Enemy"

13 The Reputation of Power

14 Positioning

Perspective

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684845593
Author:
Matthews, Christopher
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Matthews, Chris
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politicians -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
hardball, chris matthews hardball, chris matthews, hardball chris matthews, hardball with chris matthews, chris matthews show
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-460
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.525 oz

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Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.

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