Top positive review
Very interesting history/memoir
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2020
I enjoyed the broad historical setting for this rather personal memoir. Mr. Wright, a gifted author, sets his life in the middle of the most tumultuous decade (I think)of the 20th century. From shortly before the assassination to the swing toward modern Republicanism as buttressed by the emergence of the Moral Majority, this book helped broaden my understanding of modern conservative politics. I was particularly impacted by his sections on former and disgraced President Nixon. Widely perceived as an utter failure morally and politically, Mr. Nixon actually brought in several important changes that are now cut by the GOP of today; the EPA and it's policies were signed into law by Nixon.
If I was teaching a history on the advancement of modern conservatism, this book would definitely be on my syllabus. I gaveit 4 stars because of the flow of organization. I prefer reading my history in a more chronological view and his treatment was more episodic and and vignette-like. All-in-all, a marvelous book.