"Perhaps nothing distinguishes Gergen's book from other White House memoirs more than the fundamental sympathy and respect he shows toward all the presidents he served."
– Michael Beschloss, author of Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964
"A preeminent political analyst and public servant reveals intriguing hidden dimensions of the four presidents he served and brings us a meditation on presidential power that, like its author, is shrewd, thoughtful, and wise."
– Jon Margolis,
The New York Times Book Review
"Superb...Gergen is a masterful journalist...
– Robert A. Rankin,
The Philadelphia Inquirer