New Haven :, Yale University Press,, 
xviii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
In the shadow of Woodrow, Lindbergh, and Franklin D.
God and Bill at Yale
Standing athwart history
"Reading Dwight Eisenhower out of the conservative movement"
The editor, the colossus, and the "Anti-Communist at Harvard"
Sailing against the New Frontier
Bill, Barry, and the Birchers
Part of the way with LBJ
"Demand a recount"
Buckley and Nixon : mutual suspicions
"Let the man go decently"
Bill and Ronnie : preparing a president
Bill and Ronnie : advising a president
Disappointed with G.H.W. Bush; unsold on Clinton
W : "counting the silver"
The ancient truths.
"William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley's career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendship with both Ronald and Nancy Reagan, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War. Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view.