Goldwater by Lee Edwards
The Man Who Made a Revolution

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An intimate portrait of a remarkable man who has championed conservative causes for the past five decades.
 

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LEE EDWARDS is a leading historian of the conservative movement, having written The Conservative Revolution, acclaimed biographies of William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater, among many other books. He is the distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation and an adjunct professor of politics at Catholic University.







Author Residence: Alexandria, VA







Author Hometown: Washington, DC
 
Published June 13, 1995 by Regnery Books. 572 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Barry Goldwater is perhaps best known for proclaiming, ""Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice."" Edwards details Goldwater's beginnings as an executive in his family's Arizona-based chain of department stores, portraying a man who succeeded early in Arizona politics because, as he recal...

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Hang in long enough and rehabilitation is virtually assured--witness Nixon--so one wonders at the author's dismay that Goldwater, whose 1964 presidential campaign motto, ``Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,'' alarmed liberals, has now become their ``favorite conservative.'' For the f...

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National Review Online

Nick Gillespie is wrong when he calls Barry Goldwater “a longtime proponent of reproductive rights.” If he wanted honestly to understand Goldwater’s views–rather than selectively choose one of Goldwater’s latter-day opinions for the purpose of criticizing today’s pro-lifers–he would know that Gol...

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National Review Online

It was a political scandal of unprecedented proportions: the deliberate, systematic, and illegal misuse of the FBI and the CIA by the White House in a presidential campaign.

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The New York Review of Books

Goldwater, who had not been informed of the meeting, felt Nixon had betrayed him, writing privately, “The man is a two-fisted, four square liar.” In public, Goldwater spoke for the conservative enemies of the eastern establishment Republicans—and particularly their enemies in the segregated South...

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