Kiplinger’s Sandra Block reviews Showdown at Gucci Gulch by Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Lewis. Gucci Gulch, which refers to the hallways outside the tax-writing committees, “ couldn’t possibly accommodate the number of lobbyists and other. It is also the improbable story of the tax reform effort — memorialized in the seminal book, “Showdown at Gucci Gulch” by then-Wall Street.

Author: Kazijin Mikakinos
Country: Poland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 9 December 2015
Pages: 17
PDF File Size: 2.3 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.89 Mb
ISBN: 320-2-36732-301-7
Downloads: 57201
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Masho

‘Gucci Gulch’: Go-to on tax reform – POLITICO

Read it Forward Read it first. Breaux, now a lobbyist with Squire Patton Boggs. Despite those objections, however, I highly recommend this book. Presents the scope of conflicts, goals, and problems obtaining cooperation among the different political parties.

Store Deals Log in Search Guxci.

Paperbackpages. Read reviews that mention tax vulch committees congressmen congressional committees code congressional tax reform applicable to today context to the tax cooperation among harsh impact investigative journalism journalism presents lesser known obtaining cooperation poor through the rich presents the scope problems obtaining reputable investigative scope of conflicts shoes unbiased unbiased reputable.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Showdown at Gucci Gulch. It will open your eyes to the almighty democracy of U. And this gulcb bill was the major domestic accomplishment of his second term. Here, in the anecdotal style guoch The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality.


When is that power limited? By combining with the older Democratic reformers, they created an impressive bipartisan coalition. Set up a giveaway.

Showdown at Gucci Gulch by Alan Murray | : Books

Excellent resource for history majors and some political science students. Though Gudci is today best remembered for the sexual harassment charges that caused him to resign his seat inat the time he was a reformer Republican with presidential aspirations. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. In fact, the two biggest congressional figures in the story, Bob Packwood and Guccj, saw their Washington careers later end shamefully thanks to scandals involving serial womanizing Packwood and corruption charges Rosty.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Vintage; Reprint edition December 22, Publication Date: Recommended for most libraries.

Murray is formerly gjcci deputy managing editor and executive editor of the Wall Street Journal, a columnist for SmartMoney magazine, and a twice-daily commentator on CNBC, analyzing trends in business,… More about Alan Murray. Product details File Size: He was a not-very-powerful junior senator who learned the ins and outs of tax policy, and slowly rallied colleagues on both sides of the aisle to embrace the idea.


Buy for others

Apr 18, Liz rated it it was amazing Gu,ch Random House did not respond to a request for sales data for the book. One of the best books on how government works I’ve ever read. Today, lobbyists await a first product of the new reform effort, with Camp expected to move first with a draft by the end of the year.

Please try again later. I found it a bit dry but an interesting read. I was surprised by how many Republicans wanted to bury the bill and how many Democrats supported it.

We owe the dystopian society we are living in today to the unhanded deals that began in this administration. I was surprised by how uninvolved President Reagan was in the details of the bill. Here, in the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality. Be the first to ask a question about Showdown at Gucci Gulch.