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Peddling influence : Thomas "Tommy the Cork" Corcoran and the birth of modern lobbying

Author: David McKean
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. ed
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas G Corcoran; Thomas G Corcoran
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McKean
ISBN: 1586420860 9781586420864
OCLC Number: 58545873
Notes: "First published in 2004 by Steerforth Press as Tommy the Cork: Washington's ultimate insider from Roosevelt to Reagan"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 368 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: An Irish ballad --
The early years --
Most likely to succeed --
A wonderful education --
The New Deal years --
The coming of the New Deal --
Battling Wall Street --
The little red schoolhouse --
Frankfurter's hotdogs --
Battling big business --
Apex of power --
The second New Deal --
Corcoran and court packing --
The price of loyalty --
Time to make a million --
The war years --
A new stage --
Peddling influence --
Under investigation --
The wiretap --
The lobbyist years --
The key to lobbying --
The Truman years --
Foreign policy by other means --
Corcoran's cold war --
Family and friends --
The late 1950s --
Using the back door --
LBJ for the USA --
The late years --
Lobbying the court --
Plenty of action --
Vietnam, Watergate, and Nixon --
The admiral --
Conclusion: A fire in his heart.
Other Titles: Tommy the Cork
Responsibility: David McKean.

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