Peter Schweizer is a five-time New York Times bestselling author, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Secret Empires, and the President of the Government Accountability Institute. He is a director of Young America's Foundation. From 2008 to 2009 he was a consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting in the White House. Mr. Schweizer has also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the U.S. government's Sandia National Laboratory and is a former consultant to NBC News. His books have been translated into eleven languages and include several New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers. Clinton Cash became a New York Times best-seller and spurred independent reporting by multiple mainstream media outlets. Mr. Schweizer also authored Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. Both Extortion and his previous book, Throw Them All Out, were New York Times bestsellers and were featured on CBS's 60 Minutes. His other non-fiction books include Reagan's War (Doubleday, 2002), Architects of Ruin (Harper, 2009) Victory (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994), Do As I Say (Not As I Do) (Doubleday, 2005), and Makers and Takers (Doubleday, 2008). Mr. Schweizer is also the co- author of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty (Doubleday, 2004). His academic books include Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement (Texas A&M University Press, 2006), The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), and The Fall Of The Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War (Hoover Institution Press, 2000). Mr. Schweizer was also a contributor to Living in theEighties (Oxford University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Review, and elsewhere. Mr. Schweizer has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He received a M.Phil. from Oxford University and a BA from The George Washington University. Mr. Schweizer lives in Florida with his wife, Rhonda, and his children.