William F Buckley

The late William F. Buckley Jr. was an award-winning author, editor, columnist, television host, lecturer, and adventurer. A father of modern conservative thought in America, he founded National Review in 1955, started writing his syndicated On the Right newspaper column in 1962, and began hosting the Emmy Award-winning Firing Line in 1966. His many bestselling books include God and Man at Yale, Atlantic High, Airborne, and ten Blackford Oakes spy novels. Buckley was awarded thirty-five honorary degrees and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.