Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, 1925-2008

William F. Buckley, noted author and editor of National Review magazine, has died at age 82.

The noted conservative speaker, in addition to his political commentaries on television, had many books, among them:

He also wrote some fiction:

  • Getting it Right: A sweeping tale that takes readers from the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Cold War espionage, and tempestuous romance, to political skullduggery in 1960's America
  • Last Call for Blackford Oakes: Against the backdrop of sinister Cold War intrigue, Blackford Oakes crosses paths-- and swords-- with Kim Philby, perhaps the highest-ranking in the parade of defectors to the Soviet Union
  • Nuremberg: The Reckoning: A fictionalized account of the Nuremberg Trial
    The Rake: This 2007 novel tells the story of a candidate on the rise, and the dark shadows cast behind him

A resident of Stamford, Buckley also contributed to Stamford: 350 years, 1641-1991. Some of his books will be on display in Perrot's Rand Room.

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