Sometimes I was entertained and found it a witty read There is some boring reading, which is not about crossing the Atlantic. 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. Another fine and playful journey with Buckley and friends As close as I am likely going to get to ocean sailing, and a satisfying substitute Like Airborne, a paean to friendship as well. WFB, renaissance man Great pacing on a subject I know nothing of, intersperced with great sidebars. 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. 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. Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of Buckley s sailing books I wish could have been on board. I missed sailing and pulled this book to get over it Not as good as Airborne, but a great sailing memoir from one of the great wits and intellects in American politics. 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 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 HumorAfter 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 PagesThe 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
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
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- Atlantic High: A Celebration
- William F. Buckley Jr.
- 09 December 2019 William F. Buckley Jr.