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

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  • Politics and government,
  • Friends and associates,
  • Conservatism,
  • Journalists,
  • Friendship,
  • Biography

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-394) and index.

Book details

StatementAlvin S. Felzenberg
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN4874.B796 F45 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages417
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Open LibraryOL26889021M
ISBN 100300163843
ISBN 109780300163841
LC Control Number2016953816

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