The Crusader

The Crusader

The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan

Book - 2012
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Offers insight into the life, career, and beliefs of the controversial conservative, citing his loyal service to Nixon and Reagan, leadership against the Republican establishment, and role in decades of cultural upheaval.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312581749
0312581742
Branch Call Number: 973.927 BUCHANA STANLEY
Characteristics: 455 p. ; 25 cm

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Jan 22, 2015

Read: . . . "Blowing Smoke: Why the Right Keeps Serving Up Whack-Job Fantasies about the Plot to Euthanize Grandma, Outlaw Christmas, and Turn Junior into a Raging Homosexual"
by Michael Wolraich

An interesting and informative look into what and who is the man and the brand that is Pat Buchanan. I don't always agree with the man and find myself cursing him as often as I hail him but there's something about him that I admire and respect. He's definitely a unique personality and this book offers a clearer picture into what makes him tick. Recommended.

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aaronjhill
Jun 04, 2012

There some minor mistakes and a few places where editing and rewriting would have made it a better book, but overall it is a good read for anyone wanting to know more about Buchanan and his role in modern conservativism and politics generally. I enjoyed learning about some of the folks who influenced him, some names I had never seen before. The author is clearly not of the same political persuasion, yet he does a fair and balanced analysis for the most part. The fact that he is young and not an American does hurt. At points, he rambles a bit. He provides too much detail and background sometimes. On a few occasions I was wondering "Now what does this have to do with Pat Buchanan?" Some of it could have been pared down.

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