Mr. Speaker!

The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed - The Man Who Broke the Filibuster

Mr. Speaker!

“The most influential speaker of the House most people have never heard of…Reed makes for good copy…Grant has managed to rescue Reed from oblivion and to capture the raucous political atmosphere in which Reed did battle” (Jonathan Karl, The Wall Street Journal).

James Grant’s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history—the decades before the ascension of reformer President Theodore Roosevelt—brings to life one of the brightest, wittiest, and most consequential political stars in our history, a man who changed forever the way the House of Representatives does its business by reforming the misuse of the filibuster.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 448 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416544944 | 
  • May 2012
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James Grant is the founder of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a leading journal on financial markets, which he has published since 1983. He is the author of seven books covering both financial history and biography. Grant’s journalism has been featured in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Jim Lehrer’s News Hour, and CBS Evening News.

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