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William F. Buckley Jr.’s Getting it Right: A Novel of Conservatism’s Birth

A young member of the John Birch Society falls for an Objectivist in this 1960s story.

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January 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

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Publication Date: August 1, 2004

Founder of National Review, Bill Buckley gives us a witty and unusual novel, which charts the birth of the American modern conservative movement. From the Hungarian uprising of 1956, to Cold War espionage, tempestuous romance, and political skuilduggery, Buckley provides a rare insight in to the people and times of 1960s America. Getting it Right reveals how the political movement that eventually came together to elect Ronald Reagan president first had to purge itself of cranks, crazies, conspirators – and even spies. No novel by William F. Buckley Jr. has ever been written with such verve, personal passion, and raw authenticity.

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