"In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls dangerous days…It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted."
–Michael R. Beschloss, Newsweek
"Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy since the time of Harry
Truman…An excellent book…unique in form…[dealing with] potentially explosive crises. Any one of them, if badly managed, could have precipitated a third world war in a nuclear setting."
–Eugene V. Rostow, Wall Street Journal
"It reveals a wealth of detail about the main lines of U.S. foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history…There is much high drama here [and] plenty even for experts to learn."
–Adam Garfinkle, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A memorable memoir…A compelling look at some very important historical developments…Remarkably candid as well as occasionally self-critical…Supplemented with a series of revealing and heretofore unpublished excerpts from Bush’s White House diaries."
–Richard S. Dunham, Business Week
"The most important book yet written about the end of the Cold War…Remarkably frank, intelligent and also readable, indeed at times gripping."
–Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review