Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties

Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties

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A lively chronicle of the 1960's through the incredibly contentious and surprisingly close friendship of its two most colorful characters. Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr., were towering figures who argued publicly about every major issue of the 1960s: the counterculture, Vietnam, Feminism, civil rights, the Cold War. Behind the scenes, the two were close friends and trusted confidantes who lived surprisingly parallel lives. In Buckley and Mailer, historian Kevin M. Schultz delves into their personal archives to tell the rich story of their friendship, arguments, and the tumultuous decade that did so much to shape. From their Playboy-sponsored debate before the Patterson-Liston heavyweight fight in 1962 to their campaigns for mayor of New York City to their confrontations at Truman Capote's Black-and-White Ball, over the March on the Pentagon, and at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Schultz delivers a fresh chronicle of the ‘60s and its long aftermath as well as an entertaining work of narrative history that explores these extraordinary figures' contrasting visions of America and the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622317578
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades, and his voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, and documentaries. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Debating the Future (1962 - 63)

1 The Nature of Man 11

2 Placid Seas 33

3 American Golem 56

Part II Impregnating the Host (1964-65)

4 The Fires 75

5 American Dreams 99

6 The Most Hated Man in America 116

7 Catching All the Falling Bodies 138

Part III Birthing Pangs (1966 - 68)

8 Fly in the Ointment 159

9 A Searing Love of Country 187

10 The Assassination of Politics 211

11 Halfway to Burke 225

Part IV The New Order (1968 - 76]

12 One Last Try 255

13 Jokers 286

14 Moving On 307

Epilogue 320

Acknowledgments 333

Notes 335

Credits 363

Index 367

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