"Patrick Buchanan, an ardent voice of conservatism, Washington insider, columnist, and presidential candidate, deserves a good biography. This is it. Timothy Stanley, a young English scholar and himself a former candidate for Parliament, brings a fresh, outsider’s eye to the remarkable career of Pat Buchanan."—Donald T. Critchlow, Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions, Arizona State University
“Stanley's biography of Pat Buchanan combines meticulous research, including the fruits of multiple interviews, with highly accessible prose and judicious judgments.”—Paul Gottfried, author of Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right
“The life story of Pat Buchanan offers a new and fascinating angle on the rise of the conservative Right. Stanley’s eye for both the telling detail and the big story insures that The Crusader is not only fascinating biography, it is also very important history.”—Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America
“For more than three decades, Pat Buchanan has lived a fascinating, aggressive life swimming in the crosscurrents of conservative revolt. He has articulated the cause, not as a sideline commentator but as a gladiator in the arena. He has been often written off, but as a writer, moralist, candidate, and talking head, Buchanan keeps bouncing back. In The Crusader, Timothy Stanley has written a compelling, important history of this durable man and his colorful times.”—Adam Clymer, author of Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography
"An engrossing look inside an ultra-conservative mind."--Kirkus Reviews"Drawing on interviews with Buchanan’s friends, colleagues, and adversaries and with Buchanan himself, Stanley highlights the strongly held beliefs that helped launch the culture wars that sharply contrast the visions of religious, Republican conservatives and secularist, Democratic liberals. Stanley details Buchanan’s career trajectory, his rambunctious candidacies, frustration with the Republican Party, and enduring influence on a new generation of conservative Republicans."--Booklist"Stanley interviewed Buchanan extensively, which allowed him to produce a cooperative, but unauthorized biography. ... Stanley does a good job introducing Buchanan to non-movement Conservatives. For the uninitiated, The Crusader serves as a very good greatest hits album. For the initiated, there are plenty of deep tracks, too."--Human Events"The reader of Timothy Stanley’s biography, The Crusader, cannot help being impressed by the durability of Buchanan’s career."--The Washington Post
It is obvious Mr. Stanley did his homework here and should be given his due.
Reads like a good story--which is what it is: a great story of a most interesting man, regardless of which side of the spectrum you're on.
"The Crusader" is a well written, most interesting look at a complex and fascinating man, Pat Buchanan.
Fascinating, in-depth, even-handed, behind-the-scenes portrait of a Living Legend. Buchanan's command of history, and of the acid-tipped pen, make him the World' Greatest Living... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ulysses of Ithaca
The author seems a bit biased against Pat from time to time. Pat's early life is much better told in his autobiography 'Right from the Beginning", but I like this book for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jove
The twenty-something-year-old author of this book, a transatlantic cosmopolite of British origin, has chosen American politics as his academic and- now professional- focus. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Michael
Comprehensive look at a fascinating man and his life's work and a fine nod to his wife and sister. Pat, not known for his shyness, is contraversial but for purpose. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dr. James A. Glasscock
This poorly written book omits many important facts like how Pat was a racist just like the author of this book.Published on November 30, 2012 by Kernan
Buchanan was dropped as a pundit by MSNBC due to his virulent unsubstantiated racialist commentary. Stanley neglected to cover this aspect of Buchanan's world view.Published on November 20, 2012 by sobrevivo
this is the best book about american presidential politics from the inside out since hunter s. thompson's book about the 1972 nixon-mcgovern race. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by dave solsness
Timothy Stanley's biography of Pat Buchanan is a fun and well-written look at the life of Pat Buchanan, the noted conservative speech writer and right-wing commentator. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Little Jay
Pat Buchanan pines for the glorious 1950's, the age of Ozzie and Harriett. So do I, but both Pat and I realize those days are gone forever. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by R. Golen