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This was a surprisingly entertaining and informative read As a professional lobbyist in the present day, I run into characters like Sam Ward and his lesser contemporaries from time to time These days, though, they send people to the federal pen for the methods Ward, et.al employed to influence Congress Despite the unsavory transactive politics, Ward must have been a charming and cultured individual in an age of spittoons and sawdust My only regret is that, barring a technological developm This was a surprisingly entertaining and informative read As a professional lobbyist in the present day, I run into characters like Sam Ward and his lesser contemporaries from time to time These days, though, they send people to the federal pen for the methods Ward, et.al employed to influence Congress Despite the unsavory transactive politics, Ward must have been a charming and cultured individual in an age of spittoons and sawdust My only regret is that, barring a technological development of Newtonian proportions, I ll never be able to travel back in time to sit at his very fine table Uses teh biography of Sam Ward to illuminate a history of Washington DC and of lobbying from 1850s 1880s Amazing number of ways that Ward s life is tied into important people and events of US history Concise and well written. Great read on Sam Ward, the King of the Lobby who perfected and set the standard for good lobbying and advocacy in the 19th century As Emily Biggs wrote at the time, The last time Sam War was seen he was marching across the Capitol Rotunda His round, chubby, boyish face and duck legs bore not the slightest resemblance to the lobby He is brother to Julia Ward Howe, the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic The same kind of spiritual essence that enters this poem made his dinners fa Great read on Sam Ward, the King of the Lobby who perfected and set the standard for good lobbying and advocacy in the 19th century As Emily Biggs wrote at the time, The last time Sam War was seen he was marching across the Capitol Rotunda His round, chubby, boyish face and duck legs bore not the slightest resemblance to the lobby He is brother to Julia Ward Howe, the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic The same kind of spiritual essence that enters this poem made his dinners famous, but let no man attempt the same high art The solitary vase has been broken, but the odor is left and clings to it still The delightful biography of a gentleman and bon vivant who practiced the art of political persuasion through good conversation and convivial dinners He could accomplish much for his clients including the US Treasury without resorting to the sordid toools of bribery or corruption The author was clearly charmed by the man After reading the book, I am inclined to be as well. ( DOWNLOAD PDF ) ♤ King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age ♪ 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 AgeSam 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 elegantly entertained political elites in return for their votesAt a time when waves of scandal washed over Washington, the popular press railed against the wickedness of the lobby, and self righteous politicians predicted that special interests would cause the downfall of democratic government, Sam Ward still reigned supreme By the early s, he had earned the title King of the Lobby and jokingly referred to himself as Rex Vestiari Ward cultivated a style of lobbying that survives today in the form of expensive golf outings, extravagant dinners, and luxurious vacationsKathryn Allamong Jacob s engaging account shows how the king earned his crown through cookery and conversation and how this son of wealth and privilege helped to create a questionable profession in a city that then, as now, rested on power and influence I reviewed this for the Weekly Standard in December 2010 I reviewed this for the Weekly Standard in December 2010