The Lobbyists by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
How Influence Peddlers Get Their Way in Washington

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A behind-the-scenes look at Washington's most powerful players follows a handful of top lobbyists during the 101st Congress, exposing their obscene wheeling, dealing, wining, and dining. 25,000 first printing.
 

About Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

See more books from this Author
 
Published December 22, 1992 by Crown. 334 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Lobbyists

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In a notable insight, Birnbaum discerns that ``Washington has become a major marketing center,'' with lobbyists seeing their job as one of persuading ``lawmakers that voters are on the lobbyist's side.'' With budgets as well as deficits so large, small changes on the margins can mean large sums o...

| Read Full Review of The Lobbyists: How Influence ...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this eye-popping, jaw-slackening, generally sickening true-life narrative, Wall Street Journal staffer Birnbaum details how America's lawmakers work hand-in-glove with former Congressional or White House personnel who have gone on to represent commercial or other special interests.

| Read Full Review of The Lobbyists: How Influence ...

People

We go behind the scenes with 142 representatives on a $250,000 weekend—make that "issues conference"—bankrolled by lobbyists at the posh Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and gape in disbelief as Kenneth Kies lobbies his former boss, Michigan's Rep. Vander Jagt, to give a single ...

Mar 01 1993 | Read Full Review of The Lobbyists: How Influence ...

Rate this book!

Add Review