WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Monday, October 5, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featured Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, co-authors of The Man Who Ran Washington.
“The Man Who Ran Washington” is the story of the amazing journey of a young, apolitical oil and gas lawyer from Houston who rose to become one of the most consequential secretaries of state in U.S. history. He served four U.S. presidents and helped a fifth one navigate a path from Florida to the Supreme Court and into the Oval Office. His Washington career was a triumph of what his biographers call “pragmatism over purity and deal-making over division, a lost art in today’s fractured nation.”
Peter Baker is an award-winning journalist who has covered Washington for more than 30 years. He is the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. Susan Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker and has served as a top editor for several Washington publications as well as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy. This is the second book the married couple has co-authored. Their 2005 book, “Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution,” chronicled the four years they spent as Washington Post bureau chiefs in Moscow.