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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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: April 28, 1989

"Vintage Buckley, sure to preach to the converted and outrage the skeptical, executed with maximum charm."
Extracts from Buckley's Firing Line program, plus much sparkling new commentary. 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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AIRBORNE by William F. Buckley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1976

"Such light-catching gives a soft undramatic glow to an otherwise wistful burble."
"Ocean racing is like standing under an ice cold shower, tearing up thousand dollar bills," WFB muses. Read full book review >

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NUREMBERG: THE RECKONING by William F. Buckley Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Literate, absorbing, and thought-provoking. Buckley at his best."
The 15th novel by the conservative intellectual godfather and gadfly is a brainy thriller cut from the same cloth as Spytime (2000): fast-moving and based on historical events only all too real. Read full book review >

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OVERDRIVE by William F. Buckley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 1983

"171: 'All this was great fun') and virtually without texture."
Again, as in Cruising Speed (1971), Buckley takes us day by day, sometimes hour by hour, through a week or so in his busy, busy life—in this case eight days from the fall of 1981. 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 >

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Released: June 1, 1970

"This collection suggests two further secrets of his success: he makes one feel it would be vulgar to dismiss him on the basis of his more detestable political views, and his impieties are after all reassuring."
Mr. Buckley is, like Plato, a man of disappointed political hopes with a distaste for both the demos and the incumbent oligarchy, and a talent for exposing the sophistries of his opponents based on his own sophistical skill. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF ANTI-SEMITISM by William F. Buckley Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"A model of muckraking on high moral ground."
Landmark essay by Buckley on anti-Semitism in American politics. Read full book review >