Miles Gone By A Literary Autobiography

ISBN-10: 0895260042

ISBN-13: 9780895260048

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In celebration of his 80th birthday this November, Regnery presents Bill Buckley's New York Times bestseller. Included are treasured essays from the beloved founder of National Review that captures Buckley's joyful boyhood and family life.
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List price: $18.95
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 594
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

EDITH PATTOU is the author of East, and the two novels in the Songs of Eirren sequence: Hero's Song and Fire Arrow, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novel of the Year, as well as Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, a picture book illustrated by Tricia Tusa. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, and raised in Fresno California. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1974 with an English degree. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Nation, Plouqhshares, The Iowa Review, Ontario Review and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in Poets in Person. He is one of the youngest poets to appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Soto has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award twice, a Recogniton of Merit from the Claremont Graduate School for Baseball in April, the Silver Medal from The Commonwealth Club of California, and the Tom�s Rivera Prize, in addition to fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts twice, and the California Arts Council. For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal. Soto wrote the libretto for an opera titled Nerd-landia for the The Los Angeles Opera. In 1999 he received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes. He serves as Young People's Ambassador for the California Rural Legal Assistance and the United Farm Workers of America. Soto is the author of ten poetry collections for adults, with New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His recollections Living Up the Street received a Before Columbus Foundation 1985 American Book Award.Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.

Introduction
At Home
Life at Great Elm: Where summer seemed gloriously endless
Life at Great Elm II: Learning about music, as a boy
St. John's, Beaumont: Going off to school in England, 1938
The "Distinguished" Mr. Buckley: Introducing my son, the speaker, 1986
Wine in the Blood: A legacy of learned pleasure
Wine: One Man's Happy Experiences: The challenge of collecting affordable wines
William Frank Buckley, 1881-1958: A word about my father
Aloise Steiner Buckley, 1895-1985: And a word about my mother
Yale
God and Man at Yale: A controversy revisited
A Toast to the Class of 1950: Remarks at a fortieth reunion
Reflections on Life after Yale: A self-interview for a fiftieth-reunion yearbook
Wartime
Army Life: At Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia
Sailing (and Skiing, and One Fly-By)
We Must Sail across the Ocean! The resolve that led to a passage, Miami-Bermuda-Azores-Gibraltar
Christmastime in the Caribbean: A folksy cruise, aboard my schooner, Cyrano
Gulf Stream Musings: A navigator's thoughts, preoccupations, alarums
Meet Me at K Club: Misadventures on a charter sail
A Quickie, Bahamas to Charleston: Coming upon a mystery boat at sea, in a storm
Pleasure on Skis: The prospect of a single run down the Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland
Alta, My Alta: And how we learned about short skis
Six Freshmen and an Ercoupe: A bright undergraduate idea: buy an airplane!
The Angel of Craig's Point: An adventure in New Brunswick, featuring the only unpleasant person in the province
A Sail across the Pacific: From Honolulu to New Guinea-an account written for Life magazine
Aweigh: An inquiry: Why, after a lifetime at sea, give it all up?
People
Ten Friends: On crossing paths with David Niven, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, Clare Boothe Luce, Tom Wolfe, Vladimir Horowitz, Roger Moore, Alistair Cooke, Princess Grace, and John Kenneth Galbraith
Five Colleagues: On working as colleagues with editors Willi Schlamm, Willmoore Kendall, Frank Meyer, James Burnham, and Priscilla Buckley...
And a Sixth: ...and with William A. Rusher, publisher
Remembering
Whittaker Chambers, 1901-1961: Underneath the gloom was tenderness and, even, a kind of gaiety
Murray Kempton, 1917-1997: A friend to anyone who was down, even Roy Cohn
Henry Regnery, 1912-1996: When book publishing was fun
National Review, b. 1955: The hour is late, and the printer's messenger is already waiting...
Blackford Oakes, b. 1975: First of all, I needed a protagonist
William Shawn, 1907-1992: His geniality was a matter of decorum
Firing Line, 1966-1999: Debating with Ronald Reagan over the Panama Canal
Language
The Dictionary, Ready at Hand: An auxiliary use of the computer, wonderful
The Conflict over the Unusual Word: Should discouraging the use of unusual words be a national mandate?
On Writing Speedily: If Trollope had had a word processor, would he have written five times as much?
Getting About
1001 Days on the Orient Express: A lifetime, traveling from Peking to Moscow
Definitive Vacations: "There is never a convenient time for a vacation"
A Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Does this thing really work?
The Stupefaction of the New England Coastline: As seen under full sail
A Performance with the Symphony, Coming Up: Did I really promise to do that?
The Life of the Public Speaker: Fifty years on the lecture circuit
Going Down to the Titanic: A nine-hour dive, round trip
Aboard the Sea Cloud: Sailing, with others at the helm, to Pitcairn and Easter Islands
Politics
My Own Secret Right-Wing Conspiracy: My adventure in politics at the seedling level
Running for Mayor of New York City: Sort of
Social Life
Querencia: On Coping with Social Tedium: Recall that historian Harold Nicolson said uninteresting people are...interesting
The Threatened Privacy of Private Clubs: Are they a refuge? How to defend them?
Why Don't We Complain?: The end of the line, without complaint
Epilogue: Thoughts on a Final Passage
Acknowledgments
Index
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