The Resource A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century, William F. Buckley, Jr. ; edited by James Rosen

A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century, William F. Buckley, Jr. ; edited by James Rosen

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A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century
Title
A torch kept lit
Title remainder
great lives of the twentieth century
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William F. Buckley, Jr. ; edited by James Rosen
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eng
Summary
"A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen. In a half-century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody, hosted everybody at his East 73rd Street maisonette, skewered everybody who needed skewering, and in general lived life on a scale, and in a swashbuckling manner, that captivated and inspired countless young conservatives across that half-century. Among all of his distinctions, which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and serving as host on the long running talk show Firing Line, Buckley was a master of that most elusive of art forms: the eulogy. Buckley drew on his unrivaled gifts in what he liked to call 'the controversial arts' to mourn, celebrate, or seek eternal mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation; to conjure their personalities, recall memorable moments, herald their greatness; or to remind readers of why a given individual, even with the grace that death can uniquely confer, should be remembered as evil. At all points, these remembrances reflect Buckley's singular voice, with its elegant touch and mordant humor, and lend to the lives of the departed a final tribute consistent with their own careers, lives, and accomplishments. Of the more than 200 eulogies located in Buckley's vast archive of published works, A Torch Kept Lit collects the very best, those remembering the most consequential lives (Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan), the most famous to today's readers (Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jacqueline Onassis, Princess Diana), those who loomed largest in the conservative movement (Milton Friedman, Russell Kirk), the most accomplished in the literary world (Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, William Shawn), the most mysterious (Soviet spy Alger Hiss, CIA spymaster Richard Helms), and those most dear to WFB (his wife and parents)"--
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collective biography
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1925-2008
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Buckley, William F.
Dewey number
973.91
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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Rosen, James
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  • Biography
  • Eulogies
  • Biography
  • Eulogies
  • United States
  • United States
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A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century, William F. Buckley, Jr. ; edited by James Rosen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781101906217
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017488
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)934676635
  • 1118971
  • (OCoLC)ocn934676635
  • 1118971
Label
A torch kept lit : great lives of the twentieth century, William F. Buckley, Jr. ; edited by James Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781101906217
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934676635
  • 1118971
  • (OCoLC)ocn934676635
  • 1118971

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