Hardball

Hardball Author Chris Matthews
ISBN-10 1416562613
Release 1999-11-02
Pages 240
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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 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.



Hardball

Hardball Author Martin Appel
ISBN-10 0803277849
Release 1997
Pages 461
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When Bowie Kuhn became baseball commissioner in 1969, attendance at games was declining, labor disputes were flaring, and many teams were suffering from poor management and marketing. Fifteen years later, when Kuhn retired, the sport was flourishing. Kuhn had overseen tumultuous changes issuing from a challenge to the reserve clause, the 1981 strike, escalated salaries, free agency, and his controversial rulings on matters ranging from gambling to broadcasting. In Hardball Kuhn reveals how the decisions were made and forthrightly challenges his detractors. The former commissioner offers many colorful anecdotes and strong opinions about baseball's greatest legends from Jackie Robinson to Howard Cosell. In a new afterword to this Bison Books edition, Bowie Kuhn, who now resides both in Jacksonville, Florida, and on Long Island, gives his take on the state of baseball since his retirement as commissioner in 1984.



Hardball

Hardball Author George Stalk
ISBN-10 9781591391678
Release 2004
Pages 175
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Hardball takes leaders deep inside the world of hardball competition - a world where the players are zealously committed to winning and relentlessly driven to strengthen their competitive positions, creating a virtuous cycle that puts them far out of competitors' reach. Based on twenty-five years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, Stalk and Lachenauer reveal how hardball competitors achieve decisive victories - without bending the law and without compromising their obligations to customers and stakeholders. These companies often play rough, and they don't apologize for it. Yet they are also extraordinarily adept at the "soft" side of management - rallying talent and building culture through a laserlike focus on the few issues most critical to success. Using detailed and engaging stories from many industries, Hardball outlines seven classic hardball strategies: unleash massive and overwhelming force, exploit anomalies, threaten competitors' profit sanctuaries, take it and make it your own, entice competitors' into retreat, break industry compromises, and hardball M&A. The authors reveal who uses hardball strategies, under what circumstances each strategy is most effective, and how to orchestrate the attack.



Hardball

Hardball Author T. Hitman
ISBN-10 1555835333
Release 1999
Pages 260
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Tom Bruno, the star centre fielder for the Seaside Top Sox, returns for spring training smarting from an ugly divorce and furious to find he has been paired with young hot-dog rookie Tim Weare. However, it isn't long before Bruno discovers the advantages of rooming with a man in his sexual prime. When the rest of the Top Sox get in on the action, all this teamwork stands them in good stead as they approach postseason and a September classic showdown against their archrivals, whose hated pitcher has been sleeping with Bruno's ex-wife.



Hardball

Hardball Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9783832185633
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 512
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»Vic Warshawski ist die einzige Privatdetektivin von Weltformat!« Donna Leon Sommer 1967: Der Schwarze Lamont Gadsden verschwindet spurlos. Vierzig Jahre später erkennt Vic Warshawski einen Zusammenhang mit Chicagos Bürgerrechtsbewegung. Gadsden war ein Bodyguard von Martin Luther King. Und plötzlich gerät Warshawski in ein politisches Machtgefüge, in dem nicht nur Korruption zur Normalität gehört – sondern auch das Schweigen.



Hardball

Hardball Author Steven Barwin
ISBN-10 9781459804432
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 192
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Baseball season has begun for the Gulf Coast Sharks. As a senior, Griffin has college in his sights and plans to land himself a baseball scholarship. His determination causes him to turn a blind eye to the hazing of new players by the team captain, Wade. But when Griffin senses that his cousin Carson is getting the brunt of Wade’s aggression, Griffin finally stands up to him. Soon after, steroids are found in Carson’s locker, and he’s kicked off the team. Can Griffin stop Wade’s reign of terror, prove his cousin’s innocence and still stay on track with his baseball dreams?



HardBall

HardBall Author CD Reiss
ISBN-10 9781942833208
Release 2016-03-29
Pages
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Perfect body. Perfect swing. Perfect swagger. They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King. He’s the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom. When he runs the bases, every woman’s eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame. I’m no queen. I’m a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season. Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times. My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field. But there’s not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me. Until the night I do. And everything changes. ----- Hardball is a SMOKING HOT, SEXY romance with a touch of angst and a ton of heart from CD Reiss. It's a fun, witty, full-length standalone meant for the over eighteen crowd. Cover model is Ashley Gibson with Lovenbooks. ---------



Summary Hardball

Summary  Hardball Author BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN-10 9782511000885
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 44
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The must-read summary of Chris Matthews's book: “Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows Game”. This complete summary of "Hardball" by Chris Matthews, a well-known American political commentator and media personality, outlines his insight into the game of politics and the practical methods used by politicians. He tells anecdotes of the brutal rivalry and outrageous self-interest that can be found within political circles. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the insider information on the world of politics • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "Hardball" and discover the lengths politicians will go to for the advancement of their careers.



Hatchet Jobs and Hardball

Hatchet Jobs and Hardball Author Grant Barrett
ISBN-10 9780199760459
Release 2006-04-21
Pages 320
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Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.



Hardball

Hardball Author Daniel Coyle
ISBN-10 0061008575
Release 1995-02-01
Pages 368
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A journalist describes the struggle of a group of youngsters from a Chicago housing project and their white-collar coaches to triumph in Little League baseball, chronicling their journey from the first practice to the championship game. Reprint.



Hardball on the Home Front

Hardball on the Home Front Author Craig Allen Cleve
ISBN-10 0786427094
Release 2004-10-15
Pages 213
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More than 5000 major and minor league baseball players left the baseball diamond to serve in the military during World War II, but President Roosevelt insisted that baseball still be played to boost the country's morale. More than 400 replacement players made their major league debuts between 1943 and 1945, among them Sal Maglie, Andy Pafko, Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial. The author of this book points out that the true story of wartime baseball rests mostly with the players whose careers were not so well remembered or documented. He highlights nine players--Frank Mancuso, Ford Mullen, Ed Carnett, Lee Pfund, George Hausmann, Cy Buker, Bill Lefebvre, Eddie Basinski, and Nick Strincevich--who took the field while the major leaguers were fighting in the war. They share their memories of being called up to play in the majors, and their feelings about providing much needed and much wanted entertainment to thousands of Americans during the war years.



Hardball

Hardball Author V.K. Sykes
ISBN-10 9780991902545
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 350
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Book One in the USA Today Bestselling Philadelphia Patriots Series Will she be willing to play his game? Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: working as a cardiac surgeon at a prestigious children's hospital. She's totally dedicated to her patients, and she won't let anything or anyone get in her way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly's way. Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his glove. He thinks he has everything he wants--until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Bell. Nate is totally up for a hot, no-strings affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest. But when a stalker goes after Holly, Nate has to risk everything, including his career, to protect the woman who means more to him than he ever thought possible. The award-winning Philadelphia Patriots Series Prequel: Fastball (Maddie & Jake) Book One: Hardball (Holly & Nate) Book Two: Bigger Than Beckham (Martha & Tony) Book Three: Curveball (Taylor & Ryan) Book Four: Payoff Pitch (Teddy & Noah) Book Five: Scoring Position (Kate & Nick)



Hardball

Hardball Author Andrew Weitz
ISBN-10 9781543410259
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 226
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Ron Rosenberg had just come from an Arizona federal prison and had some shocking news for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent Bob Bringston. Bob’s suspicions were confirmed that federal Drug Enforcement Administration Director Victor Marsh was only selectively enforcing the drug laws. Marsh was taking payments from large drug importers in exchange for secure access to US soil. Bob resolved to do whatever it took to expose this immense abuse of power. He recruited lawyers Emily Sanchez and Ron Rosenberg in his pursuit of the truth and found the help of friends and even strangers along the way. The blood in Hardball is as much art as it is scientific and realistic. The sex is detailed and profound. It goes far beyond the physical. Baseball is a continuing theme throughout. Hardball is not just about some massive government conspiracy. It is a legal thriller that boils down to three courageous and quite creative people determined to do what is right.



Hardball Selling

Hardball Selling Author Robert L Shook
ISBN-10 1402214855
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 224
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Straightforward secrets and strategies for salespeople who want to join the winning top 5 percent of the sales force •Get your foot in the door •Control the sale without manipulation •Create a sense of urgency •Let the buyer participate •Learn the crucial subtleties of an aggressive approach •Target the biggest sales •Sell abroad And much more For many companies, 20 percent of their sales force generates 80 percent of their sales volume. In this hands-on guide, Robert L. Shook, a master salesman, teaches the high-pressure strategies that mean the difference between a super seller and a salesperson. The methods spelled out in this book describe what it takes to be in the elite 5 percent. In Hardball Selling, Shook inspires all salespeople to dare to be different and master hard selling without browbeating or offending customers. Shook spent 17 years in the trenches perfecting his successful strategies. Using the four basic principles of hardball selling, he guides you through all the steps, from getting past the "gatekeeper" to the single-minded tactics necessary to close a sale. "Shook's Hardball Selling is provocative and controversial—and filled with wonderful selling tips. I highly recommend it to every salesperson."—Martin D. Shafiroff, the world's No. 1 stockbroker



The Hardball Handbook

The Hardball Handbook Author Chris Matthews
ISBN-10 9780307755551
Release 2010-05-26
Pages 224
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With his more than forty years’ experience observing people and politicians in our nation's capital–ten of those years on Hardball, five nights a week–Chris Matthews has learned from the pros what it takes to be a success. Now Matthews shows us what we can learn from the world’s most accomplished people and, more important, how we can emulate their best habits to improve our own lives. In The Hardball Handbook, Chris Matthews focuses on four areas–friendship, rivalry, reputation, and success–and shows how we can cull the best traits of others and use them ourselves. Matthews takes us on a raucous road trip through political history and points out the best–and worst–behaviors of some of its most notable characters. Written in the assertive, good-natured style that is Matthews’s trademark, each chapter has something to teach us. Here are a few truths from The Hardball Handbook: • People would rather be listened to than listen. • People don’t mind being used; what they mind is being discarded. • People are more loyal to the people they’ve helped than the people they’ve helped are loyal to them. • Not everyone’s going to like you. • No matter what anybody says, nobody wants a level playing field. Once you understand these and other universal truths–and how to make them work for you–you’ll be ready to win at life. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas

Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas Author L.A. Bunimovich
ISBN-10 9783662040621
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 458
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Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas are fundamental models arising in the theory of Hamiltonian dynamical systems. Moreover, in these models, some key laws of statistical physics can also be tested or even established by mathematically rigorous tools. The mathematical methods are most beautiful but sometimes quite involved. This collection of surveys written by leading researchers of the fields - mathematicians, physicists or mathematical physicists - treat both mathematically rigourous results, and evolving physical theories where the methods are analytic or computational. Some basic topics: hyperbolicity and ergodicity, correlation decay, Lyapunov exponents, Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy, entropy production, irreversibility. This collection is a unique introduction into the subject for graduate students, postdocs or researchers - in both mathematics and physics - who want to start working in the field.



Hard Ball

Hard Ball Author Nicholas Tillemans
ISBN-10 9780595275045
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 92
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2210 AD, the ritualistic practices of an unorthodox Christian cult have triggered a tweezer prohibition. When a crate of contraband tweezers goes missing, one man finds himself in a race against the clock. Dive into the dark underworld of the future and emerge to discover the greatest hope of all.