The Hardball Handbook

Author: Chris Matthews
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 030775555X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Hardball

Author: Chris Matthews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416562610
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Cooperstown Casebook

Author: Jay Jaffe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466882182
Format: PDF
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected. Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame’s standards for election have been nebulous, and its selection processes arcane, resulting in confusion among voters, not to mention mistakes in who has been recognized and who has been bypassed. Numerous so-called “greats” have been inducted despite having not been so great, while popular but controversial players such as all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and all-time hits leader Pete Rose are on the outside looking in. Now, in The Cooperstown Casebook, Jay Jaffe shows us how to use his revolutionary ranking system to ensure the right players are recognized. The foundation of Jaffe’s approach is his JAWS system, an acronym for the Jaffe WAR Score, which he developed over a decade ago. Through JAWS, each candidate can be objectively compared on the basis of career and peak value to the players at his position who are already in the Hall of Fame. Because of its utility, JAWS has gained an increasing amount of exposure in recent years. Through his analysis, Jaffe shows why the Hall of Fame still matters and how it can remain relevant in the 21st century.

Jack Kennedy

Author: Chris Matthews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451635102
Format: PDF
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The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy, by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball. “What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews’s extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O’Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.” “Filled with the vitality and spirit that made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure. Chris Matthews shows the cunning and determination beneath that magic. It’s an awesome and delightful book.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits

Author: B. Hessenius
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230604838
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a no-holds-barred, comprehensive, real-world guide to building political power and successfully lobbying for nonprofits in the 21st century, written by an insider who has been in the trenches as both a lobbyist and a government official.

Bill James Handbook 2016

Author: Bill James
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 0879466391
Format: PDF
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Here is the first-to-market, most comprehensive, and most fun annual reference guide to the complete lifetime stats on every player in the majors in 2015. New sections include “On the Black” analysis of how often specific pitchers hit the corners of the plate and “Times to First Base” on how fast specific batters get to first on balls in play. And, of course, there will be first projections on what players can be expected to do next season in every facet of the game.

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual

Author: Dave Studenmund
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411617177
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete review of the 2004 baseball season, as seen through the eyes of an online baseball magazine called The Hardball Times (www.hardballtimes.com). The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual contains a number of articles reviewing the 2004 baseball season, as well as over 150 pages of baseball stats and our own special graphs. In all, 300 pages of pure baseball.

The Baseball Fanbook

Author: Sports Illustrated for Kids Editors
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1547840196
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everything You Need to Become a Hardball Know-It-All The next book in the Fanbook series from Sports Illustrated Kids, The Baseball Fanbook has all the nerdy-cool insider knowledge that fans ready for next-level, in-depth stats need to know to impress their friends, family, coaches, and any season ticket holders they may meet. Tailor-made for baseball fanatics ages 8 and up who know the basics of the sport they love, may play it, and are looking to become super fans, this new fanbook is filled with fun trivia, unique lingo, and illustrated behind-the-skills how-to's. Chapters include Team Tidbits (salient baseball facts about every MLB team), Think Like a Manager (essential strategies to understand), He Reminds Me Of (compares current players to legendary greats of America's favorite pastime), and much more!

Hardball Times Annual 2017

Author: Paul Swydan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781540448262
Format: PDF
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The Hardball Times Annual 2017 is the ultimate baseball annual...the "MVP of baseball annuals." Now in its 13th year, this year's edition contains nearly 30 articles from some of the best-known writers in baseball today, such as... Jeff Sullivan Eno Sarris Mike Petriello Rob Arthur Emma Baccellieri Corinne Landrey Carson Cistulli Sara Novic August Fagerstrom Joon Lee ...and many other great writers. Topics include complete coverage of the 2016 season, including the games/series that swung the balance of each division, unique takes on baseball history and cutting-edge sabermetric analysis. When you read The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2017, you'll discover: A new defensive metric, debuting within these pages Why pitch framing was doomed from the start Why baseball mud is chaos The widely-forgotten trophy known as The Sultan of Swat Award or Babe Ruth Crown Scott Boras' claims in The Arm are all bark and no bite The effect of the marine layer on fly balls How much Hope & Faith there is in MLB Analysis of catcher arm strength using previously unreleased Statcast data The 1957 Kansas City Athletics, one of the most unique teams in history If you're a baseball fan yearning to keep that flame burning during the offseason, The Hardball Times Baseball Annual is for you. As Sports Weekly said, "There are several baseball books that come out every year for the holiday season, but none as well-rounded and complete as The Hardball Times Baseball Annual."

The Haggler s Handbook

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393309201
Format: PDF
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'The Hagglers Handbook' is the indispensable tool for the nineties, when everything has become negotiable and the art of haggling has become the latest trend. It teaches you the real art of the deal in only one hour, with more than 100 proven negotiating tips, tactics and strategies that work equally well in a rug bazaar, a car showroom, a lawyer's office, or a corporate boardroom.