The Resource Living on Fire: : the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr, (ebook)

Living on Fire: : the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr, (ebook)

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Living on Fire: : the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr
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Living on Fire:
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the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr
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eng
Summary
From the beginning, L. Brent Bozell seemed destined for great things. An extraordinary orator, the young man with fiery red hair won a national debate competition in high school and later was elected president of Yale's storied Political Union, where his debating partner was his close friend William F. Buckley Jr. In less than a decade after graduating from Yale, Bozell helped Buckley launch National Review, became a popular columnist and speaker, and, most famously, wrote Barry Goldwater's landmark book The Conscience of a Conservative. But after setting his sights on high political office, Bozell took a different route in the 1960s. He abruptly moved his family to Spain; he founded a traditional Catholic magazine, Triumph, that quickly turned radical; he repudiated on religious grounds the U.S. Constitution; he made it his mission to transform America into a Catholic nation; he led the nation's first major antiabortion protest (featuring a militant group known as the Sons of Thunder); he severed ties with his erstwhile friends from the conservative movement, including Buckley (who was also his brother-in-law). By the mid-1970s, Bozell had fallen prey to bipolar disorder and alcoholism, leading life as if "manacled to a roller coaster." Biographer Daniel Kelly tells Bozell's remarkable story vividly and with sensitivity in Living on Fire. To write this book, Kelly interviewed dozens of friends and family members and gained unprecedented access to Bozell's private correspondence. The result is a richly textured portrait of a gifted, complex man - his triumphs as well as his struggles
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Kelly, Daniel
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  • 973.917092
  • B
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non fiction
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  • Bozell, L. Brent
  • Journalists
  • Catholics
  • Conservatism
  • Radicals
  • Ghostwriters
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Alcoholics
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Living on Fire: : the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781497635487
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11614130
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11614130
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MWT11614130
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Living on Fire: : the Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497635487
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11614130
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11614130
System control number
MWT11614130
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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