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The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan

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Featuring exclusive interviews with Pat Buchanan—the definitive biography of one of America’s most controversial conservatives.
The Crusader tells the intimate story of the man who defined the culture war for a generation of Americans with outrage and wit; the man who, when asked what he thought about gun control, replied, “I think it’s important to have a steady aim.”
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Why would a Brit who teaching American History at Oxford write a biography about one of the contentious individuals in American politics in the late 20th century? I cannot answer that question, but I have to say. this book stand out. I find too many books about American politics (especially those self-referentially written by the participants)unreadable. Dr. Stanley's, to my delight, was a wonderful read. This not a throw-away written-in-one month political potboilers; as one who obsessively rea ...more
Matt Carpenter
This is a great follow up to Buchanan's autobiography, Right from the Beginning, published in 1988. It details his political life and transformation from conventional Republican to true maverick (not pseudo-maverick, John McCain kind) in the party.

Timothy Stanley, the author, goes to great lengths in research to describe what transpired in Buchanan's three presidential runs. His writing is enjoyable and for a biography, it was a real page-turner. There are a few points where the details were a
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