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.

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This would make a great book for any high school civics class. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Mar 05, Chad rated it it was amazing.

Cynthia rated it it was amazing May 19, I’m not interested in tax or anything financial but this book really guclh me understand how politics work. A couple of minor objections – I found the text somewhat repetitive, and the authors tried a bit to hard to convey the drama.

Gucci Gulch Can’t Hold All Lobbyists Engaged in Tax Fight

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It’s a perfect vehicle for social change. Current events all over again. Dec 18, Alexander rated it really liked it.



Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Excellent resource for history majors and some political science students.

Although it was the bill that no one wanted, it was also the bill that no one wanted to publicly oppose. Set up a giveaway. The authors, Washington correspondents for the Wall Street Journalexplain how liberals’ and supply-siders’ discontents combined to produce the key concepts.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Maybe that immediacy once gave the story a jolt. The authors of this book were interviewed on NPR today which reminded me of how totally awesome this book is.

From the Finance Committee the bill went to the floor, where Packwood prowled back and forth batting off anti-reform amendments. How much power is centered in committees and with chairs of committees?

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Published inonly a year after the bill passed. Understand what is involved in the tax code revision process as history is bound to repeat.


The th Blow-by-blow account of the battle for the Reagan tax reform bill. Read more Read less. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. gulvh

Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Not Enabled Screen Reader: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. A good grasp guci these details requires the reader to pay close attention but this stuff is all over the book.

This is not the book to read if you’re looking for a deep substantive discussion of tax policy, but it does a great job showing the ups and downs of the gilch process Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Showing of 28 reviews. Not Enabled Word Wise: It’s a very good read if you’re looking to understand politics at the time.