Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator (Paperback)

Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator By Robert Gene Baker, Larry L. King (With) Cover Image
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“What historians may perhaps find most useful in [Baker’s] book is his characterization of the two men he served most intimately—Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kerr. The portrait of Mr. Johnson is pungent, complete with a plausible reconstruction of the great Texan’s earthy table talk.” —Arthur Schlesinger, New York Times Book Review

Bobby Baker was a small-town southern boy when he arrived in Washington in 1943, but he had a sure sense of political clout. He soon knew which senator wanted what done—almost before the senator knew himself. Senator Robert Kerr was the first instrument of Bobby Baker’s rise. He found an even more powerful sponsor in Lyndon Johnson, and he rose with Johnson until no doors were closed to him. He tells here a unique insider’s story of the always fascinating ways of power in the Congress of the United States.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393009729
ISBN-10: 0393009726
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 1980
Pages: 300
Language: English