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The most comprehensive biography of Barry Goldwater ever written is back by popular demand with a new foreword by Phyllis Schlafly and an updated introduction by the author.

Lee Edwards renders a penetrating account of the icon who put the conservative movement on the national stage. Replete with previously unpublished details of his life, Goldwater established itself as the definitive study of the political maverick who made a revolution.

©1995 Lee Edwards (P)2015 Regnery Publishing

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  • 20-06-18

Barry Goldwater biography--excellent!

This is an excellent biography of Barry Goldwater. In 1964 as an 19 y.o. young man I was a strong supporter of Goldwater and conservatism in general. In 1964 a friend and I were touring the west coast. On our way back to North Carolina we visited the Cow Palace in San Francisco, site of the 1964 convention, and drove up to Goldwater's home in Phoenix.

One thing I learned from the biography was that Goldwater knew that he could not win in 1964. I had thought that he truly believed that he could win in 1964. I was disappointed to learn this. LBJ was one of the crookedest presidents we have ever had. He knew that he was going to send a large number of troops to Vietnam after the 1964 election, all the while lying to the American people that he was not going to increase troop strength. He never supported African Americans until the 1964 Civil Rights bill. Johnson was a complete hypocrite! I guess Goldwater knew there was no way he could win.

My only complaint of the Audible edition is that the reader reads very slowly and worse, he mispronounced many words and names. I wish they had chosen a better reader!

A great biography which I can recommend unreservedly!