On the Firing Line by William F. Buckley Jr.
The Public Life of Our Public Figures

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Transcripts from the television series "Firing Line" offer interviews with a range of important figures, including Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Dukakis, and Tom Wolfe
 

About William F. Buckley Jr.

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Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.
 
Published April 15, 1989 by Random House. 533 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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