"Even the hordes of Americans whose eyes glaze at the sight of a tax table will enjoy this remarkably lively account." — The New York Times Book Review
"A riveting account of the political Process that produced the new [tax reform] law."
"Messrs. Birnbaum and Murray… have written a splendidly readable book about America’s recent tax reform." — The Economist
"Showdown is a classic of its genre….It is illuminating and systematic enough to become a staple in political science courses, yet entertaining enough to be read this summer on the beach." — Washington Post Book World
"Showdown at Gucci Gulch reads like a thriller, which it is, with a remarkable cast of characters and a payoff in billions."
— David S. Broder, chief political reporter and columnist, Washington Post