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Getting It Right
Getting It Right William F. Buckley Jr. Regnery, 2003, 310 pp. (including notes) ISBN: 0-89526-138-3 There is no question that the 1960s were a time of great political ferment, especially on college campuses. Given all that has been written and shown about the sixties' generation and their infatuation with left wing politics, it is easy to forget the less publicized ferment on the right during this period. The conservative ideas of smaller gover...
Marco Polo, If You Can
Marco Polo, If You Can William F. Buckley Jr. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982, 233 pp. ISBN: 0-385-15232-9 Allen Dulles, Director of the CIA, is faced with the challenge of finding and neutralizing a government mole and turning what has been an intelligence disaster to our advantage. The result is a fast paced spy thriller that closely parallels accounts (as I remember them from junior high school current events assignments) of Francis Gary Power...
Mongoose R.I.P. - A Blackford Oakes Novel
Mongoose R.I.P. - A Blackford Oakes Novel William F. Buckley Jr. Random House, 1987, 320 pp ISBN 0-394-55931-2 Young CIA agent, Blackford Oakes, recently sprung from a Cuban prison where he was under sentence of death, is called to a special meeting with his superior, Rufus, and fellow agent Anthony Trust. It is early January 1963 and the meeting is being held on a Sunday at Rufus's country cottage in Maryland. After having Oaks and Trust review ...
Nearer My God - An Autobiography of Faith
Nearer My God An Autobiography of Faith William F. Buckley Jr. Doubleday, 1997, 300 pp. (including appendicies) ISBN: 0-385-47818-6 This is Buckley's story of his faith. He was at first hesitant to undertake the project and ended up postponing the project for five years past the original 1992 publication deadline. His hesitation lay in the fact that he felt that he could not adequately contribute to the faith by writing about it. But, after t...

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Nuremberg The Reckoning
Nuremberg The Reckoning by William F. Buckley Jr. Harcourt, Inc., 2002, 366pp ISBN: 0-15-100679-2 On the evening of August 31, 1939 the German ocean liner SS Europa left Hamburg Germany for New York. On board was thirteen year old Sebastian Reinhard and his Mother, Annabelle. Annabelle Reinhard was an American citizen as her Mother, Henrietta Chapin, had left her native Austria to marry an American. Born and raised in the U.S., Annabelle had ...
The Red Hunter
The Red Hunter A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy William F. Buckley Jr. Little, Brown and Company, 1999, 421 PP It is a unique distinction for a person to have their name immortalized by having it attached to a memorable period in history. The "Elizabethan" and "Victorian" eras refer to memorable periods in British history. However, in American history, the "McCarthy Era" has a more sinister connotation and is associated with pe...