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📒Hardball ✍ Chris Matthews
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ Martin Appel
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ Steven Barwin
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ T. Hitman
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ George Stalk
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ Sara Paretsky
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she thought would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history rise up to force her back with a vengeance - a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence, and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. The elderly sisters who hired her are also keeping important information to themselves.Then V.I. finds that her family is keeping secrets of their own. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign, but disappears under mysterious circumstances. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, deception and corruption following her at every step, V.I. finds all her certainties under threat, but takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.
📒Hard Ball ✍ James P. Quirk
📝Hard Ball Book Synopsis : Argues that professional sports use the monopoly power of the leagues to blackmail cities into financing stadiums and arenas, and suggests a solution to the problem
📒Hardball ✍ CD Reiss
📝HardBall Book Synopsis : 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. ---------
📒Hardball ✍ Andrew Weitz
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : Ron Rosenberg had just come from an Arizona federal prison and had some shocking news for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent Bob Bringston. Bobs 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 ✍ Daniel Coyle
📝Hardball Book Synopsis : 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.