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eBook Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater ePub

by William F. Buckley Jr.

  • ISBN: 046501805X
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1613 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1998 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 673

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In Flying High, William F. Buckley Jr. offers his lyrical remembrance of a singular era in American politics. Goldwater in many ways listened to the wrong people and while he ran a moral campaign according to his personal lights, he did not run an effective and Conservative campaign.

In Flying High, William F. But Buckley's movement learned from this and it led to a political maturing that eventually put Reagan not only in the Governorship of California for two terms, but won him the Presidency in 1980. offers his lyrical remembrance of a singular era in American politics, and a tribute to the modern Conservative movement's first presidential standard-bearer, Barry Goldwater. Goldwater was in many ways the perfect candidate: self-reliant, unpretentious, unshakably honest, and dashingly handsome. And although he lost the election, he electrified millions of voters with his integrity and a sense of decency-qualities that made him a natural spokesman for Conservative ideals and an inspiration for decades to come.

Buckley discuss Ronald Buckley’s book, Flying High, is much more a memoir of the conservative movement in the early 1960s . There is a certain bittersweet aspect to reading Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater

Buckley discuss Ronald Buckley’s book, Flying High, is much more a memoir of the conservative movement in the early 1960s than it is a biography of Goldwater. There is a certain bittersweet aspect to reading Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater. It is the last book William F. Buckley wrote, or at least that was ready or publication - he was working on a book on Reagan when he passed, and at the same time to it looks back to what was in many ways the the political dawn of the conservative movement. Those seem like heady days compared the troubles of today.

Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater. William F. Buckley J. A Bibliography. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. New York: Basic Books.

This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes reading time. However this work does not replace in any case William F. Buckley’s, Jr. book. Buckley recalls the success and the mistakes made during the Goldwater quest for the White House.

But as Buckley’s book No. 50-something, Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater, and his biographers Linda Bridges and John R. Coyne J. in Strictly Right: William F. .By William F. 208 pp. Basic Books. and the American Conservative Movement, all make crystal clear, even before the Goldwater campaign, Buckley was at least as interested in joining the Establishment as in criticizing it. Listen, if you don’t believe me, to Noel Parmentel Jr. and Marshall Dodge III’s recording Folk Songs for Conservatives : Won’t you come home, Bill Buckley, Won’t you come home - From the Establish-MENT? .

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Buckley: William F. and the rise of American conservatism. Buckley, W. F. (2008b). Flying high : Remembering Barry Goldwater. New York, NY: Basic Books. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press. Baldwin’s Harlem: A biography of James Baldwin. New York, NY: Atria Books. (1955). Prejudice and your child. Wesleyan University Press. Dupee, F. W. (1963, February 1). James Baldwin and the Man.

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In Flying High, William F. Buckley Jr. offers his lyrical remembrance of a singular era in American politics, and a tribute to the modern Conservative movement's first presidential standard-bearer, Barry Goldwater. Goldwater was in many ways the perfect candidate: self-reliant, unpretentious, unshakably honest, and dashingly handsome. And although he lost the election, he electrified millions of voters with his integrity and a sense of decency—qualities that made him a natural spokesman for Conservative ideals and an inspiration for decades to come.

In an era when Republicans are looking for a leader, Flying High is a reminder of how real political visionaries inspire devotion.

Comments

BORZOTA BORZOTA
This is a wonderful last book completed by William F. Buckley. (Remembering Reagan was largely completed and finished and published by his friends and family after his death.). It recounts those early youthful energetic and politically inexperienced days from the late 1950s through the Goldwater - LBJ contest in 1964. Of course, LBJ won. The country was not going to turn away from the martyred JFK's 2nd Term and install its third president in a single year.

Here we get a lively sense of what went on in the campaign. Why Goldwater was running, why he defeated Rockefeller for the nomination, the role "Conscience of a Conservative" played in making Goldwater attractive to Conservatives (even though it was written by L. Brent Bozell) and the strange way Goldwater and his team avoided it during the campaign.

Goldwater in many ways listened to the wrong people and while he ran a moral campaign according to his personal lights, he did not run an effective and Conservative campaign.

But Buckley's movement learned from this and it led to a political maturing that eventually put Reagan not only in the Governorship of California for two terms, but won him the Presidency in 1980.

I love the book and recommend it to you, not only because Buckley wrote it so compellingly, but because it will set history straight for you and remove the unthinking smear Leftist History has successfully laid over Goldwater. He was a fine man and deserves better.
AnnyMars AnnyMars
Taking small snapshots, William F. Buckley, Jr., delivers a wonderful portrait of a pivotal time in American politics and journalism.

From the 100 student activists who were part of the foundation to the modern conservative movement, to the oftentimes hilarious controversies caused by (wannabe) political insiders and adding new twists to key moments which may have faded from the pages of history, the 208 pages prove that richness is not only found in thick volumes.

The friendship of Senator Barry Goldwater and Buckley, Jr., are found on each page, but this is a story of two extraordinary personalities who pushed away the clouds and reached to the blue sky, due to the realization that a revolution in political culture could be had over time by flying high.
MARK BEN FORD MARK BEN FORD
Straightforward, clearly written, hard to put down. If you're a conservative, that is (I am).
Wohald Wohald
Very well written account of Buckley's days as a Goldwater friend and supporter. Oh what could have been. This is a great trip back to the fifties through the seventies. Great inside accounts of a great friendship and the inside look into the dirty politics of liberal agendas. Read this book. And more importantly, have your children read it.
Rko Rko
great story about an important period of history
Zahisan Zahisan
All went well.
Monin Monin
The book was a good introduction to the political life of Senator Goldwater and his ascension to the presidential campaign. A must for those who are unfamiliar with this man's political and personal beliefs.
I read this entire book within 12 hours, and I am no speed reader. There were times I could not put the book down. Buckley, as usual, had me scrambling for a dictionary a few times, but these stories he puts together are unforgettable.

There was so much here I had never known, for instance the fact that Buckley played no role at all in the 1964 campaign (well, officially anyway). While I had heard the stories about Bozell writing Conscience of a Conservative, the way that book was revered in this book is also fascinating. The story about the 1964 Reagan speech on Goldwater's behalf was interesting, all the way from how it was funded to Goldwater's reaction to it to Reagan's reaction when Goldwater called him about it.

My only complaint about the book; It wasn't longer. It would have liked to have known a little more about what appeared to be the final meeting between Buckley and Goldwater. If you've read Buckley's The Reagan I Knew, you know he talks in more details of their final meeting. If you're a fan of the '64 campaign, a fan of the movement, or a fan of either Buckley or Goldwater, you've got to give this book a try. If you give it 30 minutes, you can get a decent way into it and judge the rest.