Book List in Order:25 titles


  • A prototypical child of the sixties, Senator Reuben Castle coasted through his early life on a cloud of easy charisma, leaving behind more skeletons than Arlington: a highly questionable Vietnam record, an abandoned wife, and worse. Now, two decades...


  • More than twenty years ago William F. Buckley Jr. launched the dashing character of Blackford Oakes like a missile over the literary landscape. This newly minted CIA agent-brainy, bold, and complex-began his career by saving the queen of England and ...


  • Last season we published The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature—a lavishly illustrated book that featured forty-two delightful and wholesome children's stories from some of America’s best writers from a century past. We a...


  • Sebastian Reinhardt, a young German-American, is yanked from routine army duty in America to serve as an interpreter at Nuremberg's Palace of Justice in 1945. He hears the stories of the infamous Nazi killers and war makers, who face prosecutors dete...


  • Founder of National Review, Bill Buckley gives us a witty and unusual novel, which charts the birth of the American modern conservative movement. From the Hungarian uprising of 1956, to Cold War espionage, tempestuous romance, and political skuildugg...


  • This is a novel about friendship, a novel that spans the decades that changed America forever. Orson is a young boy whose mother works at a U.S. Army base in Germany in the 1950s. There, he becomes a fan of a G.I. stationed at the base, one Elvis Pre...


  • James Jesus Angleton was a legend in the time of spies. Founder of US counterintelligence at the end of World War II, ruthless hunter of moles and enemies of America, his name is synonymous with skullduggery and intellectual subterfuge. William F. Bu...


  • It all started when editor Sam Vaughan asked William F. Buckley, "Why don't you try a novel?" To which America's most renowned conservative replied, "Sam, why don't you play a trumpet concerto?" Vaughan didn't take up this musical challenge, but he d...






  • Drawing on the author's own firsthand knowledge of the subject, a historical novel chronicles the life and times of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy and his crusade against Communism, offering a stunning portrait of the events and personalities of t...


  • Threading its way through some of the most significant events in modern american history and grappling with issues raised by the FDR legacy, William F. Buckley’s first novel without Blackford Oakes is “a moral thriller, a story of human frailty, ...


  • Blackford Oakes, director of covert operations at the CIA, finds himself under fire in Congress when he becomes embroiled in an underground plot against Mikhail Gorbachev begun by young Moscovites. 100,000 first printing....


  • Dispatched by the United States government to Vietnam in the wake of the chaotic events of 1964, Blackford Oakes and a swashbuckling mercenary named Tucker stir up trouble along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and in the Gulf of Tonkin...


  • One volume in the Peter Capstick Library series which reprinted the classic African big game hunting books, all of which have become very scarce and expensive. This is the story of William Buckley who went to Africa for gold and diamonds and ended u...




  • On the eve of the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy dispatches Blackford Oakes to negotiate with Che Guevara, unhappy with Castro's policy of Sovietizing Cuba but wary of American motives, about a possible accord between Cuba and the U.S...


  • A poor boy in a rich boy's school, Wilfred Malachey decides to help himself and his friends by becoming a modern day Robin Hood, a career that brings in a moderate income until he discovers a genie in the school computer....


  • Suave CIA agent Blackford Oakes returns to attempt to keep the Soviets from dividing Berlin with the infamous Berlin Wall, in a story of international intrigue, political machinations, and espionage set during the height of the Cold War...


  • BLACKFORD OAKES IS BACK AND KHRUSHCHEV’S GOT HIM Blacky's on death row in Lubyanka prison. How did the intrepid Cold Warrior land in such a scrape? In a U-2 spy plane. OPERATION TANGO: Blackford was two-timing his steady with a Vassar vamp. Khr...


  • With the U.S. and the Soviets racing to put the first satellite in space, Blackford Oakes is commissioned to kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who would help put the U.S. in the lead. Reprint....


  • A MATTER OF SOME DELICACY... Such as finding the perfect blue to restore the windows of a thirteenth century German chapel at the Palace of St. Anselm. Blackford Oakes, fresh from his daring exploits at Windsor Castle, is in charge. But Alex Winte...


  • America's vital military secrets are slipping through the Queen's private chambers. The CIA needs an agent suave, audacious and dashing enough to infiltrate Windsor Palace, slip into the queenly quarters, and plug the leak. They need Blackford "Black...


  • John V. Lindsay was elected mayor of New York City in 1965. But that year’s mayoral campaign will forever be known as the Buckley campaign. “As a candidate,” Joseph Alsop conceded, “Buckley was cleverer and livelier than either of his rivals....


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