PRAISE FOR THE JUDGE
“Bill Clark was at Ronald Reagan’s side during some exciting and challenging times. This book is an insight into a man who, though perhaps not a household name, served our country well. He will always have my respect for all he did for the United States of America.”
— President George H. W. Bush
“Under sometimes difficult circumstances, Bill Clark knew how to make friends—even with Democrats. I am proud to have been one of them.”
— President Jimmy Carter
“Readers of this book will see that Bill Clark not only served Ronald Reagan as counsel, close advisor, and friend, but at times as a form of conscience. This is not only a great book about Bill Clark but a great book about my dad. No one who worked for Ronald Reagan knew him like Bill Clark, and that fact comes through in this book. I learned more about my dad in this biography than probably any other. The Judge is not only informative and eye-opening but a riveting read. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Michael Reagan,
President Ronald Reagan’s son
“It’s now more than time that Bill Clark get full recognition for all that he did with and for Ronald Reagan. He was one of the most influential people in Washington.... He was enormously important in the achievement of the President’s goals and his success—
including during the governor years—but that’s generally not known today.”
— Casper “Cap” Weinberger,
Former Secretary of Defense
“More than any others, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clark won the Cold War. Period.”
— Roger Robinson, Jr.,
Former Senior Director of
International Economic Affairs, NSC
“With the coming of The Judge we now have the definitive Reagan-era biography. It gives us the first, and probably the last, accurate insight into Reagan’s personal belief system and management style. That is because Judge Clark was Ronald Reagan’s only real friend and soul-mate. These two men operated on the same wavelength for thirty years, and that relationship radiates from every page of The Judge. It is written in a lively, not governmental, style. The research and documentation is of a quality seldom found in the memoirs of former VIPs. And best of all, the insight into key moments of Reagan history is unique. No one else had the access.
“The Judge portrays the 40th President with stunning accuracy, from his historic sense of vision that few understood to the man’s unwillingness to deal with difficult personnel matters. The Judge makes clear that Reagan’s failure to remove, or even chastise, disloyal or incompetent members of his inner circle would, in time, discredit his legacy.
“Clark’s biographers have given us the only correct history of Reagan’s SDI decision, of covert actions that worked and of Reagan’s unique determination to end—and win—the Cold War.
“Whether you liked or disliked the man, whether you approved or disapproved of the Reagan presidency, this is the definitive history. Do not miss it; it is a great read.”
— T. C. Reed,
Former Air Force Secretary and author,
At the Abyss: An Insider’s
History of the Cold War