This book was written by Jacob Weisberg, the editor in chief of Slate. He also wrote In Defense of Government, and co-wrote In an Uncertain World with Robert E. Rubin. He has been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and a columnist for Financial Times. Here is a blurb from the cover: This is the book that cracks the code of the Bush presidency. Unstintingly yet compassionately, and with no political ax to grind. Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg methodically and objectively examines the family and circle of advisers who played crucial parts in George W. Bush's historic downfall.