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The Bowdoin Grad Who ‘Transformed’ Congress Archives

Frustrated observers of the debt ceiling debate in Washington may find themselves longing for the days when Congress could actually get things done.

If so, they will be surely be interested in a new book by author James Grant. It’s titled MR. SPEAKER! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster.

It’s the story of a Bowdoin graduate (Class of 1860) described by The New York Times as a vastly underappreciated major figure in American political history.”