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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alfred S. Regnery Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463857
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alfred Regnery’s book is marvelously thought out and marvelously executed…[H]e leaves the reader panting with gratitude for his accomplishment, and smiling for his felicity.”

    William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • “This is a valuable addition to our understanding of modern politics.” 

    Paul Johnson, historian  

  • “The rise of conservatism in the United States over the past half-century has been one of the most important political developments of the age—not only for America, but for the world…In all, this is a valuable addition to our understanding of modern politics.”

    Paul Johnson, historian

  • “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.”


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About the Author

Alfred S. Regnery is the former president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, America’s most successful conservative publishing house. He is currently the publisher of The American Spectator.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.