Showdown At Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, And The Unlikely Triumph Of Tax Reform by Alan MurrayShowdown At Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, And The Unlikely Triumph Of Tax Reform by Alan Murray

Showdown At Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, And The Unlikely Triumph Of Tax Reform

byAlan MurrayIntroduction byJeffrey Birnbaum

Paperback | April 12, 1988

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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.
Alan Murray is the chief content officer for Time Inc. Murray is formerly the 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, politics, and economics. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Man...
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Title:Showdown At Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, And The Unlikely Triumph Of Tax ReformFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.23 × 6.16 × 0.91 inPublished:April 12, 1988Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394758110

ISBN - 13:9780394758114

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Correspondents for the Wall Street Journal give the definitive account of one of the major political and economic stories of this time--the great tax overhaul of 1986

Editorial Reviews

"Even the hordes of Americans whose eyes glaze at the sight of a tax table will enjoy this remarkably lively account." -- The New York Times Book Review"A riveting account of the political Process that produced the new [tax reform] law."-- Fortune"Messrs. Birnbaum and Murray... have written a splendidly readable book about America's recent tax reform." -- The Economist"Showdown is a classic of its genre....It is illuminating and systematic enough to become a staple in political science courses, yet entertaining enough to be read this summer on the beach." -- Washington Post Book World"Showdown at Gucci Gulch reads like a thriller, which it is, with a remarkable cast of characters and a payoff in billions."-- David S. Broder, chief political reporter and columnist, Washington Post