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Publisher's Summary

Right from the Beginning is the personal memoir of Pat Buchanan, the story of how the most controversial conservative in America got where he is today, and how he came to believe as he does. It is the intimate first-person account of how the third son in a devout Catholic family of nine children followed his expulsion from Georgetown University at age 21 with achieving the distinction, two years later, without experience in journalism or politics, of being the youngest editorial writer in America; then, at 26, becoming Richard M. Nixon's confidant as he began, despite being a twice-defeated ex-Vice President, the political comeback of the century.

But Right from the Beginning is more than a personal memoir, it is the sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, poignant, and moving story of the Buchanan family; a book that brings alive again America in the forties and fifties, when "the faith was unquestioned and patriotism unconstrained".

©1988 Patrick J. Buchanan (P)1991 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Warm and engaging, Doris Roberts's unique and vibrant voice telling her own story adds interest beyond the written format." (AudioFile)
"Honest and life-affirming." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great book. Horrible reader.

The reader's incessant inhalation drove me crazy. Surely there's a way to filter that out. Made it difficult to finish, much less enjoy. Also, the pitch of his voice and speed of reading was aggravating. Nonetheless, I'm a huge fan of Pat's and interested in hearing his life story, which I enjoyed very much.

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Fantastic book, terrible narration

I've read this book a dozen times and thought it would be fun to be able to listen to on drives. I was incorrect. The narration was terrible. It sounded like it was read by a computer, which was annoying at best. Words were mispronounced, and there was absolutely no emotion, save for a few strained moments, in the narration. Buy the print version instead.