A Glorious Disaster by J. William Middendorf II
Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement

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Barry Goldwater’s 1964 run for the presidency was one of the major political turning points of the twentieth century: The policy positions and electoral strategies of that campaign have become standard tenets of Republican politics. A member of the “Draft Goldwater” movement as early as 1962, Bill Middendorf had better than a ringside seat for this pivotal event and knows its inside story better than anyone else. A Glorious Disaster tells that story in all its rollicking, agonizing, and never-before-published detail.

About J. William Middendorf II

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J. William Middendorf IIserved in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations as Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to The Netherlands, U.S. Representative to the Organization of American States, and U.S. Representative to the European Community. He is a founding member, with William F. Buckley Jr., of the American Conservative Union and a board member of the Heritage Foundation. He lives in Rhode Island.
Published April 1, 2008 by Basic Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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