I just started reading The Price of Loyalty. While I want to be sympathetic to the generally negative portrayal of the Bush administration, and I understand that the author has many reasons to be grateful to Paul O'Neill, his primary source, the first chapter is entirely too positive about the guy. It spins him as a complete Renaissance man of corporate and government policy; a free thinker and seeker of solutions outside the usual left-right cycle; public-interested, a budget hawk, an environmentalist, and an all-around good guy. It's being laid on far too thickly. I'm sure there are negative things that have been left out.
It's hard to take the author seriously when he's spending his first pages performing literary fellatio on the main character.