Getting It Right

By William F. Buckley Jr.
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9.48 Hours 02/01/2006 unabridged
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As the 1960s kick off, the Cuban missile crisis has brought the Communist threat to within miles of the United States, and extremist movements roil the American Right. Two college students, Woodroe Raynor and Leonora Goldstein, meet in the fall of 1960 before embarking on separate paths. Woodroe goes to work for the indiscriminately anti-communist John Birch Society: through his eyes, we see how anti-communism defined American politics while nearly defeating itself in its own extremism. Leonora becomes a novitiate in the libertarian-objectivist cult of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand: through her, we witness how sexual passion shaped Rand’s movement. But a singular romance blooms as the two make their way through the tumultuous era, navigating the political fault line that would change American history.

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Summary

Summary

As the 1960s kick off, the Cuban missile crisis has brought the Communist threat to within miles of the United States, and extremist movements roil the American Right. Two college students, Woodroe Raynor and Leonora Goldstein, meet in the fall of 1960 before embarking on separate paths. Woodroe goes to work for the indiscriminately anti-communist John Birch Society: through his eyes, we see how anti-communism defined American politics while nearly defeating itself in its own extremism. Leonora becomes a novitiate in the libertarian-objectivist cult of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand: through her, we witness how sexual passion shaped Rand’s movement. But a singular romance blooms as the two make their way through the tumultuous era, navigating the political fault line that would change American history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The novel will appeal…to Buckley’s devoted fans.” Publishers Weekly
“A classy piece of political-historical fiction…Buckley’s true story unfolds without a hint of didacticism or triumphalism or self-serving revisionism. On the contrary, he has transformed it into high, pulsating drama.” Sam Tanenhaus, author 
“Expect his latest novel to appeal most powerfully to readers whose political attitudes match those of National Review.” Booklist
“Serious, important political history.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008)—a syndicated columnist, author, editor, television host, and adventurer—was the founder of National Review and the host of the Emmy Award–winning Firing Line, the longest-running public affairs program in television history with a single host. Buckley was the award-winning author of many bestsellers, starting with God and Man at Yale.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English