• "The greatest biography of our era … Essential reading for those who want to comprehend power and politics"

    The Times
  • "A book of radiant excellence … at the summit of American historical writing … Proof that we live in a great age of biography"

    Washington Post
  • "A superb and unique biography … Meticulous in research, grand in scale, this is a major work that will remain a tower of its kind"

    Barbara Tuchman
  • "Truly sensational and enthralling … totally original"

    Financial Times
  • "By every measure – depth of research, brilliance of conception, the seamless flow of the prose – The Path to Power is a masterpiece of biography"

  • "Powerful and stirring. A monumental political saga … it is an overwhelming experience to read The Path to Power"

    New York Times
  • "Not only a historical but a literary event. An epic biography … a sweeping, richly detailed portrait … an awesome achievement"