Just Right

A Life in Pursuit of Liberty

By Lee Edwards

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“This man, ‘The Voice of the Silent Majority’ for a half century, has lived conservative history like none other.” —The Daily Caller on Lee Edwards


Lee Edwards is not just a leading historian of the conservative movement; he has been an active player in the movement longer than anyone else. He brings that history to life in this riveting memoir.


“Lee Edwards has always been in the forefront of the struggle to restore America, to bring it back to its ancient moorings. . . . Truly, a man for all seasons.” —President Ronald Reagan

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“Lee Edwards has always been in the forefront of the struggle to restore America, to bring it back to its ancient moorings. . . . Lee has fought hard with uncommon intelligence and resourcefulness. But he has fought fair and always without rancor. . . . Truly, a man for all seasons.”
—President Ronald Reagan

Lee Edwards is not just a leading historian of the conservative movement; he has been an active player in the movement longer than anyone else.

As the Daily Caller noted in a recent profile, Edwards “has lived conservative history like none other.” And he brings that history to life in Just Right.

This memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has been present at nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement and has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career.

Just Right reveals:

  • Edwards’s insider account of Barry Gold­water’s pivotal 1964 presidential campaign, for which he ran national publicity
  • How he wrote the first political biography of Ronald Reagan—and discovered early on that Reagan was a secret intellectual who read Hayek, Bastiat, and Chambers
  • Excerpts from his fifty-year-long correspondence with William F. Buckley Jr., revealing new aspects of WFB 
  • Why the New York Times dubbed Edwards “The ‘Voice’ of the Silent Majority” 
  • How he organized the largest public demonstration in support of our men in Vietnam
  • How he created the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, pushing against the federal bureaucracy for two decades to make it happen

Lee Edwards’s memoir appears at a critical time in the history of American conservatism. In an inspiring chapter aimed at the rising generation, Dr. Edwards shows how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lee Edwards, PhD, is a leading historian of the conservative movement. He has written more than twenty-five books, including Goldwater; William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement; The Conservative Revolution; and A Brief History of the Cold War, as well as hundreds of essays and articles. Dr. Edwards is the Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation and an adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America. He chairs the foundation that dedicated the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 2007. He has received distinguished awards from Hungary, Taiwan, Lithuania, and Estonia, as well as from the Ashbrook Center, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Fund for American Studies, Young America’s Foundation, Accuracy in Media, and Grove City College. Dr. Edwards was the founding director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Format Cloth
Pages 400
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying...

“This man, ‘The Voice of the Silent Majority’ for a half century, has lived conservative history like none other.”
The Daily Caller

“It is no easy feat to write a memoir that is also a gripping political chronicle and a real contribution to the history of ideas. But it is a mark of the extraordinary life Lee Edwards has lived that this is just what he has done, and in a way that lets his passion, wisdom, and fundamental decency shine through on every page.”
Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs

Just Right is not only a fascinating and highly readable book; it is also an authentic account of, and commentary on, the modern conservative ­movement.”
Edwin Meese III, U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan

“No one has been in the conservative movement longer, or had a better seat, than my dear friend Dr. Lee Edwards. He has written the definitive inside account of the people, events, and ideas that built the movement and altered the history of America and the world.”
Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ

“Lee Edwards is one of the great witnesses to and scholars of the conservative movement and the battle against communism. His histories are vitally important. I am thrilled he has paused to tell us his story in this memoir.”
Paul Kengor, author of A Pope and a President and God and Ronald Reagan

“Lee Edwards has devoted more than six decades of service to the conservative movement. He helped build the movement from its low beginnings to its remarkable heights. And in a series of important books, he has chronicled the history of the movement. Just Right stands as another act of high service to this cause. This memoir provides the valuable lessons of a man in possession of the practical wisdom gained from a serious life of action and thought.”
Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, author of Churchill’s Trial

“All of us walk in the shadow of Lee Edwards, the first and most important historian of the American conservative movement. Lee lived it, Lee led it, Lee wrote it, Lee inspired it.”
Craig Shirley, Reagan biographer

ISBN 1610171454
ISBN13 9781610171458
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