An American Family

The Buckleys
 
 
Threshold Editions (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. Mai 2008
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  • 464 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4165-8816-0 (ISBN)
 

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.

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978-1-4165-8816-0 (9781416588160)
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Reid Buckley with a Foreword by Christopher Buckley
  • Intro
  • Cover
  • Colophon
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Contents
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFATORY REMARKS
  • PART ONE:THE BUCKLEY MYSTIQUE
  • CHAPTER ONE The Conservative Movement Elects Its U.S. Senator
  • CHAPTER TWO William Frank Buckley of Texas (I)
  • PART TWO:ORIGINS
  • CHAPTER THREE William Frank Buckley of Texas (II): Claude Buckley
  • CHAPTER FOUR William Frank Buckley of Texas (III): The Great Gift of Being Poor
  • CHAPTER FIVE Aloïse Steiner of New Orleans (I): George Henry Watson, Shiloh, the Lee Connection
  • CHAPTER SIX Aloïse Steiner of New Orleans (II): The Education of a Southern Belle, the Lost Cause, and Racism
  • CHAPTER SEVEN Aloïse Steiner of New Orleans (III): Steiners, Scraps
  • CHAPTER EIGHT Aloïse Steiner of New Orleans and William Frank Buckley of Texas (I): Courtship
  • PART THREE:THE MEXICAN EXPERIENCE
  • CHAPTER NINE William Frank Buckley of Texas (IV): Tampico, Banditry-Mexican and American
  • CHAPTER TEN William Frank Buckley of Texas (V): Tampico, Cecilio Velasco
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN William Frank Buckley of Texas (VI): Tampico, Pancho Villa
  • CHAPTER TWELVE William Frank Buckley of Texas (VII): The Mexican Impact and Its Legacy
  • INTERMEZZO I
  • PART FOUR:GREAT ELM, 1923-1939: THE DESPERATE YEARS
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN Sharon (I): Supper at Great Elm, from W.F.B.-An Appreciation
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN Sharon (II): Demosthenes, from Speaking in Public
  • CHAPTER FIFTEEN Sharon (III): Childhood in Paradise
  • CHAPTER SIXTEEN Sharon (IV): Family Values
  • CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Sharon (V): Scandal and Fun
  • CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Sharon (VI): Mais Pas Riche
  • INTERMEZZO II
  • INTERMEZZO III
  • PART FIVE:KAMSCHATKA, 1939-1989: THE HAPPY YEARS
  • CHAPTER NINETEEN Camden (I)
  • CHAPTER TWENTY Camden (II): Coming Home
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Camden (III): Happiness
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Camden (IV): Rev. Edmund Burke, Christmas at Kamschatka, and an Excerpt from Carol Virginia Buckley's memoir, At the Still Point
  • PART SIX:THE DEATH OF W.F.B. AND AFTER
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Memoranda from W.F.B. to His Children
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR The Ten Siblings, 1958-1980
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Aloïse Steiner Buckley of New Orleans (V): Grief
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Aloïse Steiner Buckley of New Orleans (VI) and John William Buckley, RIP
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Aloïse Steiner Buckley of New Orleans (VII): 1895-1985, RIP
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Aloïse Steiner Buckley of New Orleans (VIII): Norman Mailer, To Lose a Shoe
  • POST DATUM
  • Notes
  • Index

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