“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.