Right Time, Right Place

Right Time, Right Place

Coming of Age With William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement

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Baker & Taylor
Delves into the relationship the author had with his mentor, William F. Buckley Jr., while working as a reporter for the "National Review" and the significant role he played in establishing the new conservative movement in American politics.

Perseus Publishing
A celebrated journalist and historian chronicles his tempestuous relationship with the complex conservative icon?and the movement he created

Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story for National Review at age fourteen, and became the magazine’s youngest senior editor at twenty-three. William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser’s mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser’s arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief. But without warning, the relation ship soured?one day, Brookhiser returned to his desk to find a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him ?you will no longer be my successor.”

Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and in Right Time, Right Place he tells the story of that friendship with affection and clarity. At the same time, he provides a delightful account of the intellectual and political ferment of the conservative resurgence that Buckley nurtured and led.

Witty and poignant, Right Time, Right Place tells the story of a young man and a political movement coming of age?and of the man who inspired them both.



Book News
An editor at the National Review and author of nine books, Brookhiser describes how iconic right-wing intellectual Buckley (1925-2008) mentored him. Buckley founded the magazine and edited it for a quarter of a century, appeared on his own television show, and wrote many popular books. He uses their professional and political relationship as a framework within which to describe the conservative movement that flourished after the 1960s. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story for the renowned conservative magazine National Review in 1969 when he was fourteen, and became the magazine's youngest senior editor at age twenty-three. William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser's mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser's arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief But almost as dramatically and without warning, the relationship veered - one day, Brookhiser returned to his desk to find a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him, "You will no longer be my successor."
Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and in Right Time, Right Place he tells the story of that tumultuous friendship with affection and clarity. At the same time, he gives a sparkling eyewitness account of the conservative intellectual. and political ferment that Buckley nurtured and led - as well as an overview of forty years of American history. It is a story propelled by Buckley's vitality, the movement's battles, and Brookhiser's own passage from youth to maturity.
Witty and poignant, Right Time, Right Place tells the story of a young man and a political movement coming of age - and of the man who inspired them both.

Baker
& Taylor

Delves into the relationship the author had with his mentor, William F. Buckley Jr., while working as a reporter for the National Review and the significant role he played in establishing the new conservative movement in American politics.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780465013555
0465013554
Characteristics: vii, 262 p. ; 25 cm

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