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William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters Series)

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Jeremy Lott

Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, … see full wiki

Author: Jeremy Lott
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
2 reviews about William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters...
review by . September 03, 2010
William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) made American conservatism what it is today. He founded its flagship publication (National Review), organized its youth movement (Young Americans for Freedom), policed its borders (rooting out Birchers, Randians and anti-Semites), argued its intellectual superiority (Firing Line and his unsuccessful bid for New York's mayoralty), and promoted its presidential candidates (Goldwater, unsuccessfully, and Reagan, successfully). He also made mistakes (opposing the …
review by . October 12, 2010
A far more satisfying "Christian Encounter" than my earlier one with Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series) was, "William F. Buckley" is a decent capsule biography of the man who had such an impact on American politics -- as well as on so many people -- in the second half of the twentieth century. Where I found it unsatisfactory were areas primarily due, I think, to the length imposed by the small "Christian Encounters" format: trying to mix the details of WFB's biography with a focus on …
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