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by William F. Buckley,Priscilla L. Buckley

Free eBook Living It Up With National Review: A Memoir download ISBN: 1890626597
Author: William F. Buckley,Priscilla L. Buckley
Publisher: Spence Pub; First Edition edition (June 30, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 247
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People
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Senator James L. Buckley who named his daughter after her and dedicated his 2010 book Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State to her. Buckley was born to William Frank Buckley, Sr. and Aloise Josephine Antonia Steiner. She graduated from Smith College in 1943 where one of her best friends was feminist Betty Friedan.

The exploits of her brother William F. Buckley among many other "brilliant but highly combustible" characters come alive in this engaging and folksy collection of true tales of daily life amid a national icon of conservatism. An index allows for quick reference in this highly readable and enjoyable reflection on the highs, lows, and weirdness present in the author's remarkable and vivacious working life.

By Priscilla L. Buckley. 247 pp. Spence Publishing Company. The magazine would shape conservative politics for more than a generation. But it was not ideology alone that established the Buckleys as the first family of American conservatism. It was a style, a sensibility and a charm. Bill Buckley's written and televised manifestation of these qualities earned him international celebrity.

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Buckley was born in New York City to William Frank Buckley, S. She graduated with a degree in history in 1943 from Smith College where one of her best friends was feminist Betty Friedan. She worked for the CIA in the 1950s and for United Press in New York and Paris from 1944 to 1948 (NY) and again from 1953 to 1956 (Paris). She later wrote a 2001 book about her United Press days, "String of Pearls.

After her presentation she answered audience members' questions. This was an event of the Conservative Women’s Network, a monthly meeting hosted at The Heritage Foundation with the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

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Among those in attendance, paying WFB tribute, was Priscilla.

Flag as Inappropriate. Buckley was born in New York City on October 17, 1921, to William Frank Buckley, Sr. She worked for the CIA in the 1950s and worked for United Press in New York and Paris from 1953 until 1956.

In an affectionate and hilarious memoir of her forty-three years at National Review, Priscilla Buckley takes her readers behind the scenes at the magazine that came to define American conservatism. With her brother William F. Buckley leading a “brilliant but highly combustible” cast of characters, she recounts the adventures and antics of the intellectuals, writers, and statesmen who built the most formidable movement in contemporary politics.Miss Buckley’s insider’s account of daily life at National Review includes anecdotes that will become part of the folklore of conservatism: the scandalous origins of the Willmoore Kendall Memorial Couch, Arthur Schlesinger’s prize donkey, and NR’s own version of the Pentagon Papers, to name a few. Her privileged perch had its advantages and drawbacks: Miss Buckley worked with many of the leading journalists and politicians of the past half-century—NR attracted the young George Will, Joan Didion, and Dinesh D’Souza, among others. She also constantly contended with the more exotic species in the conservative zoo (remember the fluoridation controversy?).Interspersed with these winsome tales are accounts of the Buckley clan’s outdoor adventures that rank with the best travel writing: hot air ballooning, white-water rafting, and hunting—lots of hunting.As National Review celebrates its fiftieth birthday, Miss Buckley’s memoir of family and work, patriotism and faith, pranks and laughs, will charm American conservatives through the anniversary year and for years to come.
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What will we do when the Buckley clan is gone? First John Wayne, then Ronald Reagan, now the Buckleys, WFB and his sister, Priscilla gradually recede from our consciousness, followed ineluctably in time by Paul Harvey we tearfully conclude. Giants all. This book is to be cherished, as with brother Bill's memoir of last year ("And Miles Gone By"), like a strand of hair from a saint; to be pulled out every now and then and pressed to one's heart in longing remembrance of the grandeur that humankind can produce so resplendently every now and again in individuals(as opposed to collectively). Read the book and weep, but with a smile on one's face mirroring the same that radiantly graced it's author's lo these many years.
Anyone who knows (and loves) National Review MUST read this delightful memoir of the magazine's early days, when an astonishing cast of characters -- not least the various Buckley family members, including brother Bill (William F. Buckley Jr.), author of far too many books to list here, and sister Priscilla, author of this one (and others) -- came together to create a "journal of opinion" that didn't follow the accepted political "wisdom" of the 1950s and 1960s. Not only did their work bear lasting fruit -- National Review will be 58 years old later this year -- but they had more FUN bringing it into the world than anyone could possibly imagine.
A wonderful memoir. Funny, intelligent, and always fair-minded. Priscilla Buckley is a fine writer (must run in the family). A must read for anyone who is interested in publishing or in the conservative movement.
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This is a wonderful biographical story of Mr. Buckley's sister Priscilla and her leadership at the magazine.