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

ISBN-10: 0684845598

ISBN-13: 9780684845593

Edition: 1988 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Matthews

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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 righthand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk showHardball.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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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Chris Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1945. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and he did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser. He is a news anchor and political commentator, known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on MSNBC. On weekends he hosts the syndicated NBC News produced panel discussion program, The Chris Matthews Show. He has written several books including Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions, Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think, and Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.

Introduction
Alliances
It's Not Who You Know; It's Who You Get to Know
"All Politics Is Local"
It's Better to Receive Than to Give
"Dance with the One That Brung Ya"
Enemies
Keep Your Enemies in Front of You
Don't Get Mad; Don't Get Even; Get-Ahead
Leave No Shot Unanswered
Deals
"Only Talk When It Improves the Silence"
Always Concede on Principle
Reputations
Hang a Lantern on Your Problem
Spin!
"The Press Is the Enemy"
The Reputation of Power
Positioning
Perspective
Index
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