A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century. William F. Buckley.

A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century

Crown:
New York: 2016
Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
323 pp.
Cover artwork by: Alison Forner

Was $22.00. A special order for our pal, Sam. “In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley, Jr. achieved unique stature as a writer, a celebrity, and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He kept company with the best and brightest, the sultry and powerful. Ronald Reagan pronounced WFB perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era, and his jet-setting life was a who s who of high society, fame, and fortune. Among all his distinctions, which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and hosting the long-running talk show Firing Line, Buckley was also a master of that most elusive art form: the eulogy. He drew on his unrivaled gifts to mourn, celebrate, or seek mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation.
Now, for the first time, WFB’s sweeping judgments of the great figures of his time presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and scoundrels, intellectuals and guitar gods are collected in one place. A Torch Kept Lit presents more than fifty of Buckley’s best eulogies, drawing on his personal memories and private correspondences and using a novelist’s touch to conjure his subjects as he knew them.” #58448

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