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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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

Showdown at Gucci Gulch: lawmakers, lobbyists, and the unlikely triumph of tax reform

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Birnbaum and Murray describe the passage of the 1986 tax reform act as the product of personal victories by Washington officials over the usually triumphant lobbyists of "Gucci Gulch''the hallways ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Alan Murray is the Washington bureau chief of the "Wall Street Journal", a columnist for "SmartMoney" magazine, and a twice-daily commentator on CNBC. He is the author, with Jeffrey Birnbaum, of "Showdown at Gucci Gulch". He lives in Washington, D.C.

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