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An American Family: The Buckleys

Buckley, Reid

ISBN 10: 1416572414 / ISBN 13: 9781416572411
Published by Threshold Editions, 2008
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First Threshold Editions hardcover edition May 2008, stated; first printing, full number line. Dated, inscribed, and signed by the author on the front endpaper: "19-XII-'08 / for Alexander G-- / whose dedication I [can't read] / Reid Buckley." Also dated, inscribed, and signed by the author on the rear endpaper (upsidedown): "15-XII-'08 / for Alexandre G-- / the favorite aunt of one of my favorite persons / Reid Buckley." Also signed (yet again) by the author on the title page: "Reid Buckley." The book is square and unmarked; one corner, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $28.00); edgewear at spine ends; Brodart protected. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007367

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Title: An American Family: The Buckleys

Publisher: Threshold Editions

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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An extraordinary and sweeping memoir of one of the most revered families in America -- the Buckleys

The Buckley name is synonymous with a unique brand of conservatism -- marked by merciless reasoning, wit, good humor, and strong will. Self-made oil tycoon William F. Buckley, Sr., of Texas, and his Southern belle wife, Aloise Steiner Buckley, of New Orleans, raised a family of ten whose ideals would go on to shape the traditionalist revival in American culture.

But their family history is anything but conventional. Begun in Mexico (until their father was expelled) and set against a diverse inter-national background (the children's first languages were Spanish and French) with colorful guest stars (such as Pancho Villa, and Norman Mailer), theirs was a life built on self-reliance, hard work, belief in God, and respect for all. It is no wonder the family produced nationally recognizable figures such as columnist and commentator William, Jr., New York Times bestselling satirist Christopher, and New York senator James.

With charm and candor, youngest son Reid, himself the founder of the Buckley School of Public Speaking in South Carolina, tells the enormously engaging and entertaining -- sometimes outrageous -- story of a family that became the mainstay of right-wing belief in our politics and culture. An American Family is an epic memoir that at once will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and moderates alike.

About the Author:

Reid Buckley, founder and head of the Buckley School of Public Speaking, graduated from Yale. During the 1960s and 1970s, he toured the United States, taking on liberal columnist Max Lerner. He is the author of the novels The Eye of the Hurricane, and the fiction trilogy Canticle of the Thrush, Servants and Their Masters, as well as several books on speaking and writing. He has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The National Review. He lives in South Carolina.

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