RaveFinancial TimesAs Peter Baker (no relation) and Susan Glasser write in their enthralling biography, The Man Who Ran Washington, Baker’s record as a negotiator, implementer and enforcer is unsurpassed, and looks even more impressive in the current atmosphere of gridlock and hyper-partisanship ... The strength of this biography is that it draws on multiple sources and avoids Baker’s legendary desire to control the storyline. It pays due respect to a great public servant while bearing witness to the flaws of the man.
John McCain and Mark Salter
PositiveFinancial Times...a personal memoir that is frank, poignant and ultimately a sobering commentary about the state of American democracy and world leadership ... It is less autobiography and more a hastily assembled commentary on the opening years of the 21st century ... At times, the reader senses these are literally McCain’s dying words. That gives the prose an elegiac quality, though the main impression is of a joyous, obstinate man who delights in tweaking the tails of his political enemies.