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McCarthy and his Enemies: The Record and its Meaning

by L. Brent Bozell William F. Buckley Jr.

Balanced analysis of McCarthy's career.

Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography

by William F. Buckley Jr.

Autobiography of the noted writer and commentator.

Mongoose R. I. P. (Blackford Oakes #8)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

The year is 1963 and Fidel Castro, seeking revenge for his humiliation during the missile crisis, has become an assassination target. When the CIA's ace agent Blackford Oakes is called upon to carry out the plan, he discovers he is a pawn in the agency's plans -- which also calls for his own death!

Nearer, My God: An Autobiography of Faith

by William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr., was raised a Catholic. As the world plunged into war, and as social mores changed dramatically around him, Buckley's faith -- a most essential part of his make-up -- sustained him. In highly personal terms, and with the wit and acuity for which he is justly renowned, Buckley discusses vital issues of Catholic doctrine and practice, and in so doing outlines for the reader both the nature of Catholic faith and the essential role of religious belief in everyday life.

Nuremberg: The Reckoning

by William F. Buckley Jr.

Sebastian Reinhardt, a young German-American, is yanked from routine army duty in America to serve as an interpreter at Nuremberg's Palace of Justice in 1945. He hears the stories of the infamous Nazi killers and war makers, who face prosecutors determined to bring them to justice, and encounters the towering figures of twentieth-century legal, political, and military history, among them Justice Robert Jackson, Albert Speer, Hermann Goering, and the dark, untried shadow of Adolf Hitler. As the trial unfolds, Sebastian must come to terms with his family legacy and national identity. With his renowned authority and audacity, William F. Buckley Jr. creates a riveting thriller, taking the reader through unforgettable scenes of treachery and vengeance, love and hatred, and the struggle for justice found in a hangman's noose.

Overdrive: A Personal Documentary

by William F. Buckley Jr.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with his politics, it is impossible to deny that William F. Buckley, Jr. lives deep and sucks out all the marrow of life with an energy and drive that few can match.

Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage

by William F. Buckley Jr.

The third of Bill Buckley's brilliant sailing books, chronicling his 4,000-mile voyage across the Pacific with four close friends, including his son and a photographer.

The Rake

by William F. Buckley Jr.

An ambitious, roguish young presidential candidate... a lifetime of inconvenient secrets... a decision to save a candidacy--all at a fatal cost. These are the provocative threads that master storyteller William F. Buckley Jr. weaves into this gripping yet surprisingly empathetic political novel. "The Rake" brings together Buckley's keen political insight and his tale-spinning craft to tell the story of a candidate on the rise and the dark shadows cast behind him. As Reuben Castle, the prototypical child of the sixties, coasts through his early life on a cloud of easy charisma, he leaves behind more skeletons than Arlington: a highly questionable Vietnam record, an abandoned wife, and worse. Yet two decades later, just as his dreams are within reach, he learns that his personal history is about to become his political epitaph--unless he takes the direst of measures to protect himself. With a blend of satire and suspense, Buckley offers an archly pointed portrait of a familiar icon. A novel by the defining conservative of our times, about a figure bearing an unmistakable resemblance to the defining liberal of our times. "The Rake" is a welcome new masterpiece, and Buckley's most winning, and provocative, novel in years.

The Reagan I Knew

by William F. Buckley Jr.

In "The Reagan I Knew", the late William F. Buckley Jr. offers a reminiscence of thirty years of friendship with the man who brought the American conservative movement out of the political wilderness and into the White House. Ronald Reagan and Buckley were political allies and close friends throughout Reagan's political career. They went on vacations together and shared inside jokes. When Reagan was elected president, Buckley wrote him to say that Reagan should not offer him any position in the new administration; Reagan wrote back saying he had hoped to appoint Buckley U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (then under Soviet occupation). For the rest of his term, Reagan called Buckley "Mr. Ambassador." On the day the Soviets withdrew, he wrote Buckley to congratulate him for singlehandedly driving out the Red Army "without ever leaving Kabul." Yet for all the words that have been written about him, Ronald Reagan remains an enigma. His former speechwriter Peggy Noonan called him "paradox all the way down," and even his son Ron Reagan despaired of ever truly knowing him. But Reagan was not an enigma to William F. Buckley Jr. They understood and taught each other for decades, and together they changed history. This book presents an American political giant as seen by another giant, who knew him perhaps better than anyone else. It is the most revealing portrait of Ronald Reagan the world is likely to have.

The Reagan I Knew

by William F. Buckley Jr.

No two people were more important to American conservatism in the postwar era than William F. Buckley Jr. and Ronald Reagan. Buckley's writings provided the intellectual underpinnings, while Reagan brought the conservative movement into the White House.They met in 1961 when Reagan introduced a speech by Buckley. When nobody could turn on the microphone, Reagan climbed out a window, walked along a ledge to the locked control room, broke in, and flipped the correct switch. Buckley later described this moment as "a nifty allegory of Reagan's approach to foreign policy: the calm appraisal of a situation, the willingness to take risks, and then the decisive moment leading to lights and sound."For over thirty years, the two men shared jokes and vacations, advised each other on politics, and counseled each other's children. The Reagan I Knew traces the evolution of an extraordinary friendship between two American political giants.

The Reagan I Knew

by William F. Buckley Jr.

No two people were more important to American conservatism in the postwar era than William F. Buckley Jr. and Ronald Reagan. Buckley's writings provided the intellectual underpinnings, while Reagan brought the conservative movement into the White House.They met in 1961 when Reagan introduced a speech by Buckley. When nobody could turn on the microphone, Reagan climbed out a window, walked along a ledge to the locked control room, broke in, and flipped the correct switch. Buckley later described this moment as "a nifty allegory of Reagan's approach to foreign policy: the calm appraisal of a situation, the willingness to take risks, and then the decisive moment leading to lights and sound."For over thirty years, the two men shared jokes and vacations, advised each other on politics, and counseled each other's children. The Reagan I Knew traces the evolution of an extraordinary friendship between two American political giants.

The Redhunter: A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy

by William F. Buckley Jr.

From the celebrated conservative comes a rich and complex novel about one of the most conspicuous political figures in American history--Senator Joe McCarthy.

Right Reason

by William F. Buckley Jr.

A collection of 100 pieces which include political commentary, an essay about the public's reaction to Buckley's autobiographical book "Overdrive" and a eulogy for Buckley's mother.

Saving the Queen (Blackford Oakes #1)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

Queen Elizabeth has just settled onto the throne of England, and the CIA is baffled at the breaks in security that are taking place. Worst of all, the leaks have been traced directly to the queen's chambers. Blackford Oakes is called upon to penetrate the Royal Circle, win the Queen's confidence, and plug the leak.

See You Later, Alligator (Blackford Oakes #6)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

President Kennedy, who has selected Oakes to meet with Che Guevara inside Castro's Cuba, has contrived a daring plan--dubbed Operation Alligator--that will hopefully bring about an era of détente in East-West relations. The communists, however, have another agenda: a double-cross that has terrifying consequences. Soon Oakes is trapped in Cuba, and the heat is on. Warming the climate greatly is the sultry beauty Catalina. The weather forecast: betrayal, power politics, and sudden death.

Spytime: The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton

by William F. Buckley Jr.

James Jesus Angleton was an enigma, a secretive man whose power was at its peak during the height of the Cold War. Founder of U.S. counter-intelligence, hunter of moles and foes of America, his name has become synonymous with skulduggery and subterfuge. Angleton pursued his enemies, real and imagined, with a cool, calculating intelligence. Eventually convinced that there was a turncoat within the highest reaches of the U.S. government, Angleton turned all of his considerable skills to finding and exposing him. The result was a near-victory for U.S. Intelligence and total defeat for himself. A brilliant re-creation of a world that included Soviet defectors, the infamous traitors Burgess, MacLean, and Philby, and American Presidents from Truman to Carter, "Spytime" traces the making--and unmaking--of a man without a peer and, at the end, a man without a country to serve.

Stained Glass (Blackford Oakes #2)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

On assignment to restore a 13th-century German chapel, Blackford Oakes learns that its owner is far more than a charming aristocrat. The charismatic Wintergrin is rousing his countrymen to reunite Germany. Now, Oakes must either pull the fatal switch on his friend, or find a way to change the rules. From the bestselling author of "Tucker's Last Stand".

The Story of Henri Tod (Blackford Oakes #5)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

A carefree pair of young lovers rendezvous in a deserted railroad car of eerie origin, and through them Bruderschaft leader Henri Tod discovers the awesome secret. Blackford Oakes travels to the White House to meet with the young President, who has communed with de Gaulle and Macmillan and other world leaders, about whom he soliloquizes. Will the U.S. stand up to Khrushchev or not? Henri Tod, age thirty-three, has a master plan. Once again, writing about High Noon in the Cold War, Buckley has created characters he cares about, as you will, in a novel of style and substance, wit and tragedy, seriousness and surprise.

Tucker's Last Stand (Blackford Oakes #9)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

The year is 1964. Faced with a tough presidential campaign and a deteriorating situation in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson dispatches super agent Blackford Oakes on a mission to Southeast Asia. With him goes Tucker Montana, a character as colorful as his background is shady. They have two goals: Tucker to plot interdiction on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Oakes to oversee a secret operation in the Tonkin Gulf -- an operation that will give Johnson the excuse he needs for a greater U.S. military role in Vietnam.

Up from Liberalism

by William F. Buckley Jr.

A stinging critique not only of the principles of Liberalism -- or, perhaps better, the "no-principles" of Liberalism -- but of the behavior of some of Liberalism's principal architects.

A Very Private Plot (Blackford Oakes #10)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

A Blackford Oaks novel takes the reader inside the Kremlin. What is Reagan's reaction when apprised of a plot to assassinate a tyrant, and how is Oakes brought into the novel?

Who's on First (Blackford Oakes #3)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

Oakes heads an assignment to capture a pair of Russian scientists who can put the U.S. ahead in the race for space, unaware that KGB's Bolgin is on his trail.

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