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

Book - 1988
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Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner, Chris Matthews has seen the inside of Washington from the U.S. Senate to the House of Representatives to the White House. By watching such political heavy hitters as Tip O'Neill, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton play "hardball" enthusiastically and seriously, from close up, Matthews has learned that there are rules to this game of power.

Hardball with Chris Matthews 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 the master politicians. 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 every adult's favorite game -- that of position, power, and survival in the world today.

Publisher: New york : Summit Books, c1988.
ISBN: 9780671631604
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 22 cm.


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