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Jim Buckley’s Classic Memoir

The final repository of Bill Buckley’s possessions has been uncovered and its contents are being made available to all via NRO. First up: We came across a box of a dozen copies of Senator/Judge/Diplomat Jim Buckley’s acclaimed 2006 memoir—his “annotated oral history”—Gleanings from an Unplanned Life. You may have a copy for $25, which includes postage and handling, and a free copy of WFB: The Tribute, our 2008 remembrance of our esteemed founder. Order here. And be quick about it (with just 12 copies they will be gone PDQ).

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