Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Review: SAVING THE QUEEN by William F. Buckley, Jr.

Title: SAVING THE QUEEN
Author: William F. Buckley, Jr.
Category: Historical Fiction
Pub. Date: 01/01/1977
Publisher: Warner Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN#: 0446891649

Synopsis:  
America s top financial secret agent Blackford Oakes performed his first heroic effort in Saving the Queen in which William F. Buckley Jr. coaxes readers back to the earliest days of the Cold War. The year is 1951. Harry Truman is president, and the beautiful, young Queen Caroline has just settled onto the throne of England.

The CIA is baffled at the shocking things going on in London. Vital Western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands and, worst of all, the leak has been trace directly to the queen s chambers. A recent Yale graduate and ex-combat pilot, the debonair Oakes is selected to penetrate the royal circle, win the queen s confidence, and plug the leak. It all leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the West.


My Review:   
I am going to start this review out by saying: If you are asking why am I reading and reviewing an OLD book? Well I found this book at a thrift store and thought hmmm why not.  

But after getting into the book, about little over half, I was not really impressed. Yes it is fiction and an older book but I thought it really sounded like an awesome read. And it was all right. On another note, I guess I should have checked it out just a little more, it is fictional, which was good but it is a HISTORICAL Fiction. Which not my cup of tea either. 

Please check it out for yourself, You might actually love it. 

But other than that this is my Breath of Life rating of this book: 

Three Clock Rating!!

Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me. 


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About The Author:  



William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American author and conservative commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing style was famed for its erudition, wit, and use of uncommon words.

Buckley was "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century," according to George H. Nash, a historian of the modern American conservative movement. "For an entire generation he was the preeminent voice of American conservatism and its first great ecumenical figure." Buckley's primary intellectual achievement was to fuse traditional American political conservatism with economic libertarianism and anti-communism, laying the groundwork for the modern American conservatism of US Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and US President Ronald Reagan.

Buckley came on the public scene with his critical book God and Man at Yale (1951); among over fifty further books on writing, speaking, history, politics and sailing, were a series of novels featuring CIA agent Blackford Oakes. Buckley referred to himself "on and off" as either libertarian or conservative. He resided in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, and often signed his name as "WFB." He was a practicing Catholic, regularly attending the traditional Latin Mass in Connecticut.

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