Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism Audiobook, by Alfred S. Regnery Play Audiobook Sample

Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism Audiobook

Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism Audiobook, by Alfred S. Regnery Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483065793

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Longest Chapter Length:

121:08 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10:16 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

65:34 minutes

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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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“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.”

— AudioFile 


  • “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

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About Alfred S. Regnery

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 Jeff Riggenbach

Jeff Riggenbach (1947-2021) narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he worked in radio in San Francisco for more than thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.