ABOUT THIS BOOK
No-holds barred bio of national budget czar (during the 1950s and 1960s), Wilbur D. Mills, who was Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for nineteen years. Mills tutuladge of young congressman, such as George H.W. Bush (the future president #41) and detailed knowledge of the United States Tax Code, as well as his behind-the-scenes network of information and the leanings of congressional members earned him high regard in the eyes of presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon. Mills' career came to an abrupt end when he was found at the Tidal Basin with exotic dancer, Fanny Foxe. The text describes both Mills the powerful politician and Mills' sometimes troubled personal life with clarity and in detail.