Last Call for Blackford Oakes

Author: William F. Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032957

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 1171

In an eleventh installment of the series featuring dashing CIA agent Blackford Oakes, the master spy crosses swords with Kim Philby, a high-ranking defector to the Cold War-era Soviet Union, a confrontation that is complicated by unsettling news that greets him upon his return to Washington. By the author of Spytime. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Conversations with Norman Mailer

Author: Norman Mailer,Michael Lennon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878053520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 6931

Mailer discusses his writing, the craft of fiction, literary criticism, his career as an author, biography, and modern society

The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union

Author: William A. Donohue

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838443

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 862

This is a critical analysis of the history of the American Civil Liberties Union and represents the first published account of the ACLU's record. Other works on the organization either dealt only with specific issues or have been simply journalistic accounts. Donohue provides the first systematic analysis by a social scientist. It is unquestionably the most serious work now available and is likely to remain the touchstone for any such work for many years to come.

Die Propheten Israels

Author: Reinhard G. Kratz

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340669134X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6148

Die biblischen Propheten sind die markantesten Repräsentanten der jüdischen Religion und nehmen auch im Christentum und im Islam eine zentrale Stellung ein. Ihre Geschichte reicht zurück in den Alten Orient und das Alte Israel, als es die jüdische Religion noch nicht gab. In dieser Zeit haben Propheten keine Bücher geschrieben, und auch in ihrem Auftreten und in ihrer Botschaft unterscheiden sie sich sehr von den Propheten der Hebräischen Bibel. Das macht eine historische und literarische Beschäftigung mit den Quellen nötig. Dieses Buch beschreibt die außerbiblischen Zeugnisse der Prophetie und unterscheidet in der biblischen Überlieferung selbst zwischen den historischen und den literarischen Propheten. Es bietet so einen umfassenden Überblick über die Erscheinungsformen und die Geschichte der Prophetie von der altorientalischen Mantik bis zur jüdischen Apokalyptik und der christlichen Rezeption im Neuen Testament.

Conversations with Tom Wolfe

Author: Dorothy McInnis Scura

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878054275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 8146

Gathers interviews with Tom Wolfe from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338975

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 7669

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Patron Saint of the Conservatives

Author: John B. Judis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743217977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 3628

A biography of William F. Buckley who founded modern American conservatism, started The National Review, and influenced a generation of politicians.

William F. Buckley Jr.

The Maker of a Movement

Author: Lee Edwards

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497620767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9104

The modern-day Renaissance man who forged the conservative movement Noted conservative historian Lee Edwards, who knew William F. Buckley Jr. for more than forty years, delivers a much-needed intellectual biography of the man has been called “arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century.” In this concise and compelling book, Edwards reveals how Buckley did more than any other person to build the conservative movement. Once derided as a set of “irritable mental gestures,” conservatism became, under Buckley’s guidance, a political and intellectual force that transformed America. As conservatives debate the ideas that should drive their movement, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement reminds us of the principles that animated Buckley, as well as the thinkers who inspired him. The four most important intellectual influences on this great molder of American conservatism, Edwards shows, were libertarian author and social critic Albert Jay Nock, conservative political scientist Willmoore Kendall, former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers, and realpolitik apostle James Burnham. Having dug deep into the voluminous Buckley papers, Edwards also illuminates the profound influence of Buckley’s close-knit family and his unwavering Catholic faith.

The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr.

Portsmouth Review

Author: James P. MacGuire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235608

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 3202

Featuring contributions by Christopher Buckley, E.J. Dionne, Dom Damian Kearney, Dom Paschal Scotti, Father George Rutler, Hon. James L. Buckley, Peter M. Flanigan, Maggie Gallagher, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Lee Edwards, Roger Kimball, Joseph Bottum, and many more. The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr. highlights the proceedings of the 2009 Portsmouth Institute conference on The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr.

Conversations with Eudora Welty

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878052066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 8740

In a series of interviews Eudora Welty discusses her life in Mississippi, her literary career, and her novels and short stories

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3623

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3006

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Orthodoxy

The American Spectator's 20th Anniversary Anthology

Author: R. Emmett Tyrrell

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: anthology

Page: 511

View: 7354

Essays examine a wide range of topics including book reviewing, smoking, communism, sexism, Jimmy Carter, and William F. Buckley

Skeptic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Buckley

William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism

Author: Carl T. Bogus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 982

"This is an insightful book that will please anyone interested in midcentury American history and politics. Anyone serious about political philosophy will learn from it. Highly recommended.Â?? -Library Journal (starred review) William F. Buckley Jr. was the foremost architect of the conservative movement that transformed American politics between the 1960s and the end of the century. When Buckley launched National Review in 1955, conservatism was a beleaguered, fringe segment of the Republican Party. Three decades later Ronald Reagan-who credited National Review with shaping his beliefs-was in the White House. Buckley and his allies devised a new-model conservatism that replaced traditional ideals of Edmund Burke with a passionate belief in the free market; religious faith; and an aggressive stance on foreign policy. Buckley's TV show, Firing Line, and his campaign for mayor of New York City made him a celebrity; his wit and zest for combat made conservatism fun. But Buckley was far more than a controversialist. Deploying his uncommon charm, shrewdly recruiting allies, quashing ideological competitors, and refusing to compromise on core principles, he almost single-handedly transformed conservatism from a set of retrograde attitudes into a revolutionary force.

Conversations with Gore Vidal

Author: Gore Vidal,Richard Peabody,Lucinda Ebersole

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 1883

In this collection of interviews with Gore Vidal, one of America's most prolific authors, the writer, screenwriter, and raconteur proves himself to be a witty, acerbic, and cantankerous conversationalist who defies conventional wisdom and lacerates cliches inherent in politics and literature. Simultaneous.

Summary: Flying High

Review and Analysis of William F. Buckley Jr.'s Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511000784

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 8781

The must-read summary of William F. Buckley Jr.'s book: “Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater”. This complete summary of "Flying High" by William F. Buckley Jr. presents his tribute to the former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and recalls the successes and mistakes of his quest for the White House. Regarded as an inspiration for the Conservative movement even today, Goldwater is honoured and remembered in this remembrance. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand Goldwater's ideology and his presidential campaign • Expand your knowledge of American politics and history To learn more, read "Flying High" and discover the story of Barry Goldwater, a key inspiration to the Conservative movement.