The Path to Power - Chapter 6 , cont. Summary & Analysis

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Sam Johnson is working in the legislature at this point in the nonfiction book. He is recognized immediately by one of his friends from twenty years earlier. A set of characteristics and behaviors are shown to be consistent with how others view the Sam Johnson "identity". Sam was sticking up for Texas, for the common people as best he could in the legislature. One of his political goals was to support a higher tax of the sulphur mines in order to enrich the local populace. Sulphur had proven to be a great money-maker for Texas in the first part of the twentieth century. A man named Roy Miller, who was a lobbyist for the owners of the mines, was able to strike an incredible bargain. They would accept a tax, but they were able to secure a tax on the mines and their...

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