Books

Books: Oakes solid

Books | William F.
by George Grant
Posted 6/28/97, 12:00 am

Now that the Cold War is ostensibly over, all the authors of spy novels have turned their attentions to such mundanities as Colombian drug lords, Middle Eastern terrorists, Neo-Nazi gangs, and shadowy Satanists. Oh, for the good old days when all the bad guys were regular old Communist tyrants.

Thanks to the editors at Cumberland House, those halcyon days are here again. Reprints of the classic Blackford Oakes espionage novels by conservative columnist William F. Buckley Jr. are now available-just in time to make your summer reading list.

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Beltway Books: Words and deeds

Books | New books show politicians and businessmen need both
by Doug Bandow
Posted 6/14/97, 12:00 am

Not only was serious policy once discussed in Washington. It was once discussed eloquently. Evidence of that eloquence comes from Lend Me Your Ears, in which William Safire, former speechwriter to President Nixon and now New York Times columnist, collects some 200 great speeches, domestic and foreign. Government officials once eschewed cheap applause lines in favor of serious challenges and heartfelt tributes.

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Books: I'd rather be in Mitford

Books | Portrait of a small town shows practical Christianity at work
by George Grant
Posted 6/14/97, 12:00 am

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