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Author Edwards, Lee, 1932-

Title William F. Buckley Jr. : the maker of a movement / Lee Edwards
Published Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents Growing up conservative -- Getting it right -- Cruising speed -- The builder -- Last things
Summary The modern-day Renaissance man who forged the conservative movement The polysyllabic vocabulary, the wit, the charm, the sailing adventures, the spy novels--all of these have become part of the William F. Buckley Jr. legend. But to consider only Buckley's charisma and ceaseless energy is to miss that above all he was committed to advancing ideas. In this concise and compelling new biography, noted conservative historian Lee Edwards, who knew Bill Buckley for more than forty years, reveals how Buckley did more than any other individual to build the conservative movement. Once derided as a set of "irritable mental gestures," conservatism became, under Buckley's guidance, a political force that transformed America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and index
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Subject Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatives -- United States -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 193519187X (electronic bk.)
9781935191872 (electronic bk.)