Friday, April 6, 2012

Paperback 516: The Conscience of a Conservative / Barry Goldwater (MacFadden Capitol Hill Book SP1)

Paperback 516: Macfadden Capitol Hill SP 1 (21st ptg, 1964)

Title: The Conscience of a Conservative
Author: Senator Barry Goldwater
Cover artist: Photo cover

Yours for: $25

Best things about this cover:

  • Barry Goldwater cares not about your desire to see scantily-clad women and poorly-written taglines! 
  • One of the most important books in the history of American conservatism. This edition was published in January of the year Goldwater ran for president. It's in phenomenal, barely- or unread shape. (some scuffing on back)
  • I think MacFadden Books created their "Capitol Hill" book line just for this book (note the number: SP1)


Best things about this back cover:

  • Well, I'll give him one thing: as back covers go, it doesn't get much more Conservative than this.

Page 123~ (*this* should be Hot...)
We may not make foreign peoples love us (no nation has ever succeeded in that) but we can make them respect us.
"Dad, they're Canadian, and I'm sure they'll return your barbecue tongs if you just ask. Jeez."


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Jen Alien-Spouse said...

Is that long row of stars in the title blanking out an incredibly long and filty swear word that I am unfamiliar with?
I feel like my profanity vocabulary is lacking without this mammoth expletive.

Random White Guy said...

Sorry, Jen Alien-Spouse, but that's a top secret swear word that only conservatives are allowed to know. However, I believe it is to be the plot device of the next Dan Brown book, so just be patient.

Brian Busby said...

I believe those 19 stars cover the word "Contradistinguished".

Mo said...

I was thinking "Non-exist-imaginary"…