Showdown at Gucci Gulch

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 22, 2010 - Political Science - 336 pages
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The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. 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.

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User Review  - BryanThomasS - LibraryThing

If you're like me, you probably never imagined a book about creating a tax reform bill could ever be interesting let alone compelling, but this book is both. I almost couldn't put it down. A fascinating look at the inside of how our government functions. Read full review

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History of tax reform in the 1980's. Somewhat interesting, but not really. Got to page 86 :) Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Alan Murray is Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Editor of He is the author of Revolt in the Boardroom.

Birnbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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