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


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Publisher:Simon & Schuster, 1999



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Timed to re-release simultaneously with Chris Matthewss 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 themand 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 gamethe game of position, power, and survival in the world today.

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