Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives” as Want to Read:
William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Judis captures Buckley's zest and elan, showing the youthful son of a wildcat oilman as well as the articulate, urbane Buckley. Readers meet the man who influenced a generation of politicians--the man who founded today's American conservatism. 16-page photo insert.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published January 29th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1988)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about William F. Buckley, Jr., please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about William F. Buckley, Jr.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 115)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
haetmonger
Sep 25, 2014 haetmonger rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Buckley spoke each year at [Young Americans for Freedom];s convention to affirm his link to the organization that he had helped create. Held in September 1964 at the Commodore Hotel in New York City, the convention, as YAF's chairman Robert Bauman saw it, was meant to charge up the delegates for the fall [1964 Presidential] campaign. But Buckley had other things in mind.

Standing at a podium draped with a huge American flag, Buckley declared that "we do not believe in the Platonic affirmations of
...more
Maija Urrelo
Dec 02, 2015 Maija Urrelo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's all about what happens on page 376.

Steve Fink
Mar 15, 2013 Steve Fink rated it it was amazing
Lays out conservative philosophy. A great read! The prose is moving as well as the ideas.
Jonnie Enloe
Sep 25, 2011 Jonnie Enloe rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
revealing of Buckley's personality and wit. Author does excellent of revealing real man.
Anna Stadil
Anna Stadil marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2016
Ben Delf
Ben Delf marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Ryon Keith
Ryon Keith marked it as to-read
May 18, 2016
James Strock
James Strock rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2016
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2016
Gary Shogren
Gary Shogren rated it really liked it
Mar 14, 2016
Sean
Sean marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2016
Jonathan Hickie
Jonathan Hickie marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2016

 marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2016
Joe Swearingen
Joe Swearingen marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2016
Charlie Roberts
Charlie Roberts marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2015
Lyndsey Korona
Lyndsey Korona rated it did not like it
Dec 10, 2015
Maija Urrelo
Maija Urrelo rated it really liked it
Dec 02, 2015
Steven Chang
Steven Chang marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2015
Sarah Swernofsky
Sarah Swernofsky marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2015
Tim
Tim rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2015
Adam Schragin
Adam Schragin marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2015
Jackie
Jackie rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2015
Edward Wang
Edward Wang marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2015
Mike
Mike rated it really liked it
Apr 02, 2016
Shaan
Shaan marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2015
Quincy
Quincy marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Shawn Gude
Shawn Gude marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
John B. Judis is an American journalist. Born in Chicago he attended Amherst College and received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a senior editor at The New Republic and a contributing editor to The American Prospect.

A founding editor of Socialist Revolution (now Socialist Review) in 1969 and of the East Bay Voice in the 1970s, Judis started
...more
More about John B. Judis...

Share This Book