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The Resource A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin S. Felzenberg

A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin S. Felzenberg

Label
A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.
Title
A man and his presidents
Title remainder
the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Alvin S. Felzenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley's career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendship with both Ronald and Nancy Reagan, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War. Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view. Including many rarely seen photographs, this account of one of the most compelling personalities of American politics will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and even the apolitical."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.B796
LC item number
F459 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin S. Felzenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- In the shadow of Woodrow, Lindbergh, and Franklin D. -- God and Bill at Yale -- Standing athwart history -- "Reading Dwight Eisenhower out of the conservative movement" -- The editor, the colossus, and the "Anti-Communist at Harvard" -- Sailing against the New Frontier -- Bill, Barry, and the Birchers -- Part of the way with LBJ -- "Demand a recount" -- Buckley and Nixon : mutual suspicions -- "Let the man go decently" -- Bill and Ronnie : preparing a president -- Bill and Ronnie : advising a president -- Disappointed with G.H.W. Bush; unsold on Clinton -- W : "counting the silver" -- The ancient truths
Control code
ocn961310987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300163841
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016953816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961310987
Label
A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin S. Felzenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- In the shadow of Woodrow, Lindbergh, and Franklin D. -- God and Bill at Yale -- Standing athwart history -- "Reading Dwight Eisenhower out of the conservative movement" -- The editor, the colossus, and the "Anti-Communist at Harvard" -- Sailing against the New Frontier -- Bill, Barry, and the Birchers -- Part of the way with LBJ -- "Demand a recount" -- Buckley and Nixon : mutual suspicions -- "Let the man go decently" -- Bill and Ronnie : preparing a president -- Bill and Ronnie : advising a president -- Disappointed with G.H.W. Bush; unsold on Clinton -- W : "counting the silver" -- The ancient truths
Control code
ocn961310987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300163841
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016953816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961310987

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