A revelatory, inside account of Ronald Reagan's entanglement in the Iran-Contra affair during his troubled second term, Landslide was described by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "a model of contemporary journalism . . . one of those rare books that offer both an engrossing story and a civic education." As The New York Times noted, "Many readers will savor Landslide simply for its high-level gossip. But the book has the far deeper value of exposing the ever-increasing discrepancy between substance and image in the American presidency."