Search Results: "Robert F. Dalzell, Jr."


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A timely reminder that money is neither good nor evil, but its uses reveal a lot about a person's choices and values."
What America's wealthiest have done, and are doing, with their money. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This is the definitive study of Mount Vernon, long overdue for the place that's been a seeding ground for ideals of American independence. (86 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
Washington as seen from the vantage point of his beloved creation, Mount Vernon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Illustrations include accurately detailed color sketches, a map and a pair of portrait photos. (brief reading list) (Biography. 10-13)"
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle (or his uncle's ghostwriter, perhaps), Kennedy profiles a historical figure who, in his view, exemplified the brand of courage and intellect required to keep this country the Land of the Free. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 20, 1973

"Based on a series of lectures at Russell Sage College, this is to be condensed in the February 1974 issue of Harper's Magazine."
No doubt about it, in this age of Watergate and the tainted Executive, Bill Buckley's general "antistatist" orientation and the dream of deflating the operations of the federal government seem a lot more appealing than ia the mid-'60's when the liberal faith in the benevolent megastate was boundless. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1987

"What drama appears herein stems mainly from the logs quoted, which show naked nerves."
Buckley's third volume of experiences al sea (following Airborne and Atlantic High) and the fluffiest of the three, full of charm and vacancy. Read full book review >

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FLYING HIGH by William F. Buckley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"As with anything by Buckley, it is fluent and gossipy (the scene involving Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand is a howler), fun to read and newsworthy."
Two conservative icons meet in a well-considered book, as they often did in life. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS NO MORE by William F. Buckley Jr.
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A tony tale of crimes and punishments."
A stylish, Shavian (as in Irwin), and unabashedly commercial entertainment that allows the ever-elegant Buckley (A Very Private Plot, 1993, etc.) to poke wicked fun at, among other targets, the moral legacy of FDR. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1975

"MPSLUGMISTER Buckley is an arrogant, facile wit and could be considered a very amusing writer indeed if only one could be certain that no one took him seriously."
This weighty (that's poundage, not profundity) miscellanea of the comments of WFB, as Buckley signs himself, spans three years of National Review, and Washington Star syndicated columns plus the occasional piece for Esquire or Redbook. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF A MAYOR by William F. Buckley Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1966

In this extended rejoinder Conservatism's most notable spokesman reviews the issues and events of New York City's 1965 Mayorality campaign in which he was such a controversial participant. Mr. Buckley re-presents his assessments of the city's problems, its political parties, the connections he sees between race, religion and politics, the actualities of the campaign itself, and, perhaps of greater interest now, how he decided to run for Mayor. Read full book review >

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WAR OF THE GODFATHERS by Jr. William F. Roemer
Released: Nov. 24, 1990

Slow-moving but involving story of a mob war. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 1974

"There are few signals to be picked up here beyond a reminder that Buckley is ever so Establishment."
If anyone might be expected to animate the topic of the United Nations, it would be William Buckley—did you know that recently he did a stint (as other conservatives have) as public delegate to the U.S. mission at the U.N.? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 1983

"Over-contrived, insufficiently charming, and blandly didactic: the weakest of the Oakes adventures—but short and fast enough to please the sizable following."
CIA super-agent Blackford Oakes spies around Berlin, just before the Wall goes up—in the most somber, least witty or inventive of Buckley's Cold War thrillers thus far. Read full book review >