The President's Counselor:
The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
—DALLAS MORNING NEWS
"Those looking for clues to the Bush administration's seeming assault on civil liberties—from warrantless wiretaps to allegedly condoned torture—will find much to ponder in The President's Counselor …"
"Minutaglio plumbs the personality of a man whose loyalty to the president may have compromised his professional principles."
"A revealing biography of the man sitting president calls 'Fredo,' and who once insisted, 'My job is to make sure we don't make the same mistakes made by previous administrations.' An eye-opening look at the personal politics behind the present administration."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
"In a biography that reads like a novel, Minutaglio traces the Mexican-American lawyer's dramatic route from poor son of an alcoholic father to the most trusted aide of President Bush. Minutaglio, journalist and author of "First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty," draws an unbiased, lively portrait of Gonzales as one of Bush's most trusted advisers."
"A well-researched biography that should be included in public and academic library collections."