Search Results: "William F. Buckley Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

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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ELVIS IN THE MORNING by William F. Buckley Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Too strange for fans of Buckley's Blackford Oakes series (A Very Private Plot, 1994, etc.) and not Elvis-centered enough to please his vast fandom, but it'd be a shame if a story this unpredictable and fun fell through the cracks."
The fresh and amusing, if somewhat unfocused, story of an idealistic young man's lifelong friendship with the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 12, 1963

"Major advertising is planned and (no matter what anyone has to say about it) the book will sell — it's an author stimulated audience via TV and his magazine."
William F. Buckley, Jr., who dissipated his power to shock in his first book, God And Man At Yale, here discusses such figures as Norman Mailer and Adam Clayton Powell; such matters as progressive eduction; and such problems as integration. 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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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. 20, 1972

"The biblical Remnant will no doubt cheer; the deluded majority will read it, if at all, strictly for the prickly entertainment value."
Buckley sallies forth again, mounted on a white steed, tilting his lance at Mao and Kosygin and Justice Douglas who should be impeached and William Kunstler who should be disbarred. Read full book review >

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GETTING IT RIGHT by William F. Buckley Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Serious, important political history narrated by Dame Barbara Cartland."
The honey-voiced prophet of the conservative revival (Spytime, 2000, etc.) runs his hands fondly and semifictionally through the mementos of the past half-century. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1987

"Mid-brow melodrama that is a strong recovery after Buckley's recent Blackford Oakes blandishments—and far more gripping than his twitterings as bon vivant of the high seas."
Buckley's best Blackford Oakes thriller, written seemingly by a new William F. Buckley—abstemious, ambitious, inoffensive, hardworking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1988

"An excellent postscript suggesting 'further reading'—from Plato to Saul Bellow—appends this intelligent collection."
The prime minister of Conservatism and a government professor at Claremont McKenna College (Cal.) co-edit a greatly revised version of American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century (1970; out of print). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 1971

"And if you enjoy watching him mapping the strategies and choosing the rhetorical weapons for his duels, Cruising Speed will provide an airy outing."
Bill Buckley, columnist, editor, lecturer, TV moderator, bon vivant spokesman of "constructive conservatism" is a busy, busy, busy gadfly among the knee-jerk liberals — as this characteristically self-important, and uncharacteristically introspective journal of one week's hobbings and nobbings will show. Read full book review >

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THE REDHUNTER by William F. Buckley Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Brisk, engrossing, vintage Buckley (Brothers No More, 1995, etc.). Given that it's a tale unabashedly partisan, it is - for the most part - surprisingly credible. (Author tour)"
A fictional portrait of Joe McCarthy - sympathetic but not sanitized - in which clay feet replace cloven hooves. Read full book review >