Book Reviews of The Ambition and the Power: The Fall of Jim Wright--A True Story of Washington

The Ambition and the Power:  The Fall of Jim Wright--A True Story of Washington
The Ambition and the Power The Fall of Jim Wright--A True Story of Washington
Author: John M. Barry
ISBN-13: 9780670819249
ISBN-10: 0670819247
Publication Date: 11/30/1989
Pages: 768
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Barry, a Washington-based freelancer, was granted the kind of access political journalists dream about: Speaker of the House James Claude Wright allowed him to attend virtually every meeting in which he participated, with nothing off the record.i think this is a well-known phrase, in web 3rd./lk The result is a uniquely intimate look at the way the Washington power-game works. It is also a detailed account of the rise and fall of Wright. Barry reveals how Wright expanded the Speaker's role and attempted to change the institutional balance between Congress and the White House. Resentment over his tactics led to a relentless anti-Wright campaign by Georgia Congressman,(unless he's the only congressman, and then it could be an appositive, but uc to play it safe) Newt Gingrich which resulted in multiple charges of impropriety.