The Ascendance of American Conservatism
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100094704
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483065786
Narrator/s: Jeff Riggenbach
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In the 1950s, a handful of intellectuals, supported by several wealthy businessmen and a few editorial writers, set the stage in their writings and other efforts for what has become the most vibrant political and cultural force of our time. Veteran conservative publisher Alfred Regnery writes an insider's account of the American conservative movement over the past fifty years, highlighting its most important moments and personalities. Offering a unique perspective and an array of personal anecdotes, he looks at each of the forces that made this phenomenon happen and how those forces have influenced American culture, politics, economics, foreign policy, and other sectors of American life.

Author(s): Alfred S. Regnery
Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2008

Professional reviews

"Regnery's history of the American conservative movement is very much an insider's point of view. Both he and his father have been active players in the movement, helping to promote its ideals and meeting many of its major figures. Narrator Jeff Riggenbach is always clear, and his rhythms align well with Regnery's prose. However, when recounting events from Regnery's childhood, such as his first meeting with William Buckley, his tone remains impersonal. As a result, the account loses some of its potential. Likewise, Regnery's story of conservatism is passionately committed--he strongly believes in his ideals--but Riggenbach sometimes doesn't enter fully into the spirit of these peak moments. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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