Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater

Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater

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by William F. Buckley Jr.
     
 

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. In many ways the perfect candidate, Goldwater was self-reliant, unpretentious, unshakably honest, and dashingly handsome. He possessed deep integrity

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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. In many ways the perfect candidate, Goldwater was self-reliant, unpretentious, unshakably honest, and dashingly handsome. He possessed deep integrity and a sense of decency that made him a natural spokesman for conservative ideals. But his flaws were a product of his virtues. He wouldn't bend his opinions to make himself more popular, and in the end he electrified millions of voters but lost the great majority, and with it the election. In an era when Republicans are once again looking for a leader, Flying High is a valuable reminder of the fortitude, honor, and vision that Barry Goldwater upheld.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465018055
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue 1

1 Stirrings in Chicago 9

2 Young Americans for Freedom 21

3 Early Days at National Review 27

4 An Unwelcoming Committee for Khrushchev 35

5 Khrushchev Tours America 39

6 Goldwater-Bozell: Seeking Victory over Communism 53

7 Goldwater and the Labor Unions 59

8 Plotting at Palm Beach 65

9 Flying over the Grand Canyon 71

10 Internal Strife: The Baroody Factor 79

11 "Barry's Going to Run" 85

12 The Conscience of a Conservative 89

13 In the Snows of New Hampshire 103

14 Ebullience in California 111

15 Rockefeller Looks Ahead 125

16 Goldwater's Youth Movement 131

17 The Campaign Strategy 139

18 "Extremism in the Defense of Liberty" 143

19 The Ghost of JFK 155

20 Heading Home 159

21 The Eve of Disaster 163

22 Reagan: A Fresh Star 167

23 The Vision of Karl Hess 171

24 Eisenhower's Steely Analysis 177

25 Flying High 183

Coda 189

Acknowledgments 193

Index 197

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