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String of Pearls: On the News Beat in New York and Paris

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Priscilla Buckley is probably known for her long and admired tenure as managing editor of the conservative political journal National Review, founded in the 1950s by her brother William F. Buckley Jr. But in String of Pearls we meet a different Priscilla--young Pitts Buckley, just out of Smith, eager for the next step up from the college paper to "real" journalism. There s ...more
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published April 16th 2001 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published April 1st 2001)
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Elizabeth Quinn
Jun 02, 2011 Elizabeth Quinn rated it liked it
This book is very short -- just 178 pages with a large font -- and consists of a series of brief vignettes (rarely two pages long) arranged in chronological order from Buckley's two stints with United Press: one quarter of the book covering her New York stint from 1944 to 1948 and three-quarters covering her Paris stint from 1953 to 1956. In between she worked for the CIA in Washington, DC. I expect this book would be a hit with two kinds of people: those who love Paris and those who loved the n ...more
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The author was William Buckley's sister. This is an interesting account of her days as a United Press reporter in New York City in the 40s and Paris in the early 50s. It was made up of very readable anecdotes, and left me wondering more about her. (I am drawn to books about newspapers and journalists.) I wish I could remember more about it, but I read it over five years ago.
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Priscilla Langford Buckley was an author who was known for being a managing editor of National Review magazine and a sister of its founder William F. Buckley, Jr. Another brother was retired federal judge and former U.S. Senator James L. Buckley who named his daughter after her and dedicated his 2010 book Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State to her.

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