Atlantic High: A Celebration

  • Title: Atlantic High: A Celebration
  • Author: William F. Buckley Jr. Christopher Little
  • ISBN: 9780316114400
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Atlantic High A Celebration Ostensibly the tale of his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic High is William F Buckley s extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company Not surprisingly as much though
    Ostensibly the tale of his 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic High is William F Buckley s extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company Not surprisingly, as much thought seems to have gone into stocking the wine cellar as to charting out the route Kon Tiki, this is not, but nor is it meant to be Instead, it is an essay on appreciation, aOstensibly the tale of his 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic High is William F Buckley s extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company Not surprisingly, as much thought seems to have gone into stocking the wine cellar as to charting out the route Kon Tiki, this is not, but nor is it meant to be Instead, it is an essay on appreciation, and a chance for Buckley to share his spirited point of view and exercise his unique sense of humor.After a leisurely, aside filled discussion of other trips, Buckley sets out with several close friends and a photographer to make his second trans Atlantic crossing The first provided the basis for his popular book, Airborne When asked by People magazine why he chose to make the journey again, Buckley replies with characteristic drollness, the wedding night is never enough It is a passion for sailing that motivates Buckley and enlivens his pages.The book ranges fluidly from observation to speculation, from humorous character sketch to wry editorial commentary It is peppered with anecdotes, including one in which Buckley, armed with a hacksaw, breaks into a boatyard to steal his own boat back from an unscrupulous repairman In another, an aide to president Reagan calls to discuss a conflict brewing in Africa, and all Buckley can think about is the weather ahead of him and his crew The real focus of Atlantic High, however, is the voyage and the crewmembers who share it From the Mujeres Islands to Fiji to Bermuda, to Sao Miguel and Gibraltar and beyond, the reader is treated to Buckley s observations of the places he visits and the people he encounters A work as hard to categorize as Buckley himself, Atlantic High offers a glimpse into the good life on the high seas.

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    About William F. Buckley Jr. Christopher Little


    1. 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.


    676 Comments


    1. It's been awhile since I read these, but I loved all his trans-Atlantic/Pacific crossings biographical books. I learned more about him personally and admired him increasingly ever afterwards. RIP

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    2. Not as good as Airborne, but a great sailing memoir from one of the great wits and intellects in American politics.

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    3. Having experienced many of the types adventures described in the book, it is enjoyable to compare notes. Additionally Buckley's style and erudite vocabulary are entertaining. On a personal note: my copy was originally my grandfather's and he annotated it with notes and comments of things that he found interesting.

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    4. Good readI especially like the wit and humor of William F. I would have loved to dine with Buck and the boysgood wine, good food, good cigars and David Niven - and the conversation - would have been quite a treat. This book is the next best thing to actually being on board. Sail on WFB, sail on.

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    5. My respect for Mr. Buckley, both as a sailor and as a casting director fleshing out the crew with which he sailed, is amplified. my inability to stomach his diffidence and his politics is, however, undiminished. My bias may keep me from enjoying any other works by the "royal" William F.

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    6. Sometimes I was entertained and found it a witty read. There is some boring reading, which is not about crossing the Atlantic.

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    7. This was really a wonderful, fun book to read. It almost made me want to make an Atlantic crossingd if I had Buckley's boat and Buckley's crewrhaps we would have.

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    8. I missed sailing and pulled this book to get over it

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    9. Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of Buckley's sailing books. I wish could have been on board.

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