True Faith and Allegiance is the highly-anticipated personal history from Alberto R. Gonzales, former Attorney General of the United States and former Counsel to the President—the only lawyer and only Hispanic to hold both these positions—an ultimate insider in the most tumultuous events in recent history.
Born to a poor but proud working-class family in Humble, Texas, Gonzales was raised along with his seven siblings in a modest 2-bedroom home. His loving and devout parents taught him the conservative values of hard work and accountability that motivated Gonzales to the highest echelons of power.
He was a confidante to President George W. Bush during the crucible of the 9/11 attacks, and he played a vital role in the administration’s immediate response to protect America and the far-reaching steps to prevent further harm.
Alberto R. Gonzales was the eightieth attorney general of the United States from 2005–2007. The former Texas secretary of state and justice on the Texas supreme court, he served in the White House as counsel to the president from 2001–2005. An Air Force veteran, he attended the US Air Force Academy and is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School. He is Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law, located in Nashville, Tennessee.