Naga Chokkanathan

William F Buckley By Jeremy Lott

Posted on: September 16, 2010


When I read about William Frank Buckley Jr first, I couldn’t really comprehend what sort of personality he is (was). He is supposed to be an author, But the kind of books he wrote varied from politics to history to spy novels. Then he is known as a television host / commentator. A former CIA Man, Founder of a famous magazine, participated in many debates, gave some wonderful quotations about various political, social issues and much more.

In this small, but well researched book Jeremy Lott discusses William Buckley from another angle: His faith!

To quote from the book itself "He (William Buckley) believed that god, family and country – in that order – demanded our unswerving loyalty". This book tries to approach his story from this perspective and analyze how faith shaped his public life.

To be frank, I have never read a biography which approaches only a slice of someone’s life. So I was little confused whether this book will give me a complete picture. After reading the book, I was proved wrong – Within the 140+ pages, Author has managed to give a pretty good picture of William F Buckley with specific focus on ‘faith’. A very interesting read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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