Friday, April 22, 2011

William F. Buckley, A Book Review

William F. Buckley
Christian Encounters Series
by Jeremy Lott

The late William F. Buckley: popular TV host (Firing Line), editor (National Review), author (50+ books and novels), nationally syndicated columnist (On The Right), Roman Catholic and well-known conservative with a distinctive voice is the subject of Thomas Nelson's Christian Encounters Series. One of ten children born into a wealthy family, WFB was well-educated, wrote his first book, God and Man at Yale, soon after graduating, worked for the CIA, ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York, was perhaps best known for his political and religious views (he was a life-long Roman Catholic).

Author Jeremy Lott does an excellent (and even-handed) job of introducing the reader to the man known for speaking his mind ... forcefully, often and eloquently. At the end Mr Lott provides a useful bibliography for those readers who want to know more about this fascinating, faithful man of the 20th century.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program Book Sneeze. While I greatly appreciate and value this relationship with the publisher, this review is based solely on my reading and review of the book. This disclosure is in accordance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.

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