As to be expected from the New York Times White House correspondent (Baker) and an editor and writer at the New Yorker (Glasser), The Man Who Ran Washington is meticulously researched. A multitude of endnotes evidences their labors. The authors interviewed their subject, his family, a former driver, social peers and contemporaries. They plowed through libraries and archives. Their tone is respectful and admiring, but not reverential. They tag Baker for his penchant for buffing his image, for distancing himself from trouble, and for having his loyalty questioned by members of the Bush family after defeat by Bill Clinton.