"Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur Mills"
Kay Goss followed Congressman Wilbur D. Mills in real time, during her years as a college professor, then aide in Bill Clinton's gubernatorial and presidential administrtions, as well as tenures administering offices of congressmen on the Hill. In her detailed biography, she richly details Mills throughout his long life, from a boyhood job as teller in his father's bank to college debater, Harvard Law School chum of Bab Ruth, long Congressional tenure (including nineteen years as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means), through his fall from grace in the company of Fanny Foxe, and into his monumental work for recovery organizations and fellow alcoholics. Goss has a novelist's eye for detail, rich anecdote, and local color. The text is painstakingly footnoted (notes at the end of the text), and includes thirty b/w photos of Mills' family and politicala life.