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Jun 30

Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Conservative Movement

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story for National Review at age fourteen and became the magazine's youngest senior editor at twenty-three.  William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser's mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser's arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief.  But without warning, the relationship soured - one day, Brookhiser returned to his desk to find a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him "you will no longer be my successor."

Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and in Right Time, Right Place, he tells the story of that friendship with affection and clarity.  At the same time, he provides a delightful account of the intellectual and political ferment of the conservative resurgence that Buckley nurtured and led.

Richard Brookhiser is the author of nine books, including George Washington on Leadership and What Would the Founders Do?  He is a Senior Editor of National Review.  He wrote and hosted the PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington and appears frequently on the History Channel and the Colbert Report.

~  Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author  ~

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