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King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age

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King of the Lobby tells the story of how one man harnessed delicious food, fine wine, and good conversation to the task of becoming the most influential lobbyist of the Gilded Age. Sam Ward was a colorful character. Scion of an old and honorable family, best friend of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and charming man-about-Washington, Ward held his own in an era crowded with larger-than-life personalities. Living by the motto that the shortest route between a pending bill and a congressman's "aye" was through his stomach, Ward ...

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King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801893971

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