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de William F. Buckley Jr. (Autor)

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"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)"--… (més)
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Títol:A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century (rear library - left right shelf)
Autors:William F. Buckley Jr. (Autor)
Informació:Crown Forum (2016), Edition: Later prt., 336 pages
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Etiquetes:history and geography, North America, United States

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While this was an interesting collection of obituaries, I found the writer rather appealing. Some of the reflections on dead, dying, still living friends, colleagues, enemies and assorted others were certainly quite witty. Many of them were rather self-centered, and all rather elitist and snobbish. If this is the father of modern conservatism then that explains a lot about today’s politics. ( )
  WiebkeK | Jan 21, 2021 |
Nothing new here except a grand tour of William F Buckley's circle of personal friends, acquaintances and, of course, his polysyllabic reflections on their lives. Much of this is repeated from Buckley's "Miles Gone By," but much was new to me, especially James Rosen's commentary and fluid prose. Mr. Buckley would approve, and so do I – not that it matters. A must for all readers of William F. Buckley. ( )
  Renzomalo | Jan 22, 2020 |
Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Patricia Taylor Buckley, William F. Buckley Sr., Aloise Steiner Buckley, L. Brent Bozell Jr., Truman Capote, Johnny Carson, Alistair Cooke, Milton Friedman, Jerry Garcia, Vladimir Horowitz, Russell Kirk, John Lennon, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Elvis Presley, A.M. Rosenthal, William shawn, Winston Churchill, William Colby, Princess Diana, Allen Dulles, Barry Goldwater, Richard Helms, E. Howard Hunt, Martin Luther King Jr., Golda Meir, John Mitchell, jacqueline Onassis, Vernon Walters, Whittaker Chambers, Richard Churman, Evan Galbraith, Tom Hume, Nan Kempner, Hugh Kenner, Allard Lowenstein, David Niven, Warren Steibel, Charles Wallen, Alger Hiss, John V. Linsay, Ayn Rand, Nelson Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
  ColumbusCatholic | Nov 21, 2019 |
An outstanding collection of top-shelf writing about dozens of people, many of whom are famous but others not at all--and the ones about people of whom you've never heard are just as good. And James Rosen did a fantastic job with the headnotes. This is a terrific sampling of WFB's skill as a writer--and it'll make you think of your own life as well. It's sometimes moving and frequently amusing. I'd give examples, but it's better to meet them cold and unexpectedly.

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  Stubb | Aug 28, 2018 |
Fantastic journey through some of the 20th century's most influential people through the eyes of their counterpart. The stories were all written by WFB as an eulogy. The book inspires one to find out more about the history and people of the 2oth Century. I enjoyed the book FJS ( )
  frschof | Jul 3, 2018 |
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"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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