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Buckley, Christopher 1952-

Works: 63 works in 371 publications in 10 languages and 25,634 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  War stories  Drama  Humorous fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Satire  Science fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.U3394, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Buckley
Boomsday : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inciting a culture war when she suggests that baby boomers should be given government incentives to commit suicide, twenty-nine-year-old blogger and political malcontent Cassandra Devine catches the attention of an ambitious senator seeking the presidency
Supreme courtship : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a television judge ends up on the Supreme Court, romance and the fate of a presidential election take center stage in this comic political satire
No way to treat a First Lady : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When First Lady Beth ManMann is charged with killing her philandering husband, the President of the United States, during a bedroom argument, she turns for help to notorious defense attorney Boyce "Shameless" Baylor, her former flame
Thank you for smoking by Christopher Buckley( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof on the movement to ban smoking. Nick Naylor, a spokesman for the tobacco industry, considers it a privilege to defend the rights of smokers from the neo-puritans, but no one admires him for his idealism. When he is kidnaped by anti-smoking zealots he becomes an instant celebrity and everyone loves him
The White House mess by Christopher Buckley( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a pajama-clad President Reagan refusing to leave the White House on his successor's Inauguration Day, Buckley has given this farce of Oval Office politics a nearly perfect beginning. Parodying the familiar form of the White House memoir, Buckley recounts the turbulent years of the Democratic Tucker administration, as told by loyalist Herbert Wadlough. Through this former accountant's eyes, we see the in fighting that plagues the White House, the President's faltering marriage to a former starlet, and his ongoing crises
Little green men by Christopher Buckley( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a Washington TV pundit who is abducted by aliens and becomes a crusading UFO believer. In reality, the abduction was staged by the government to gain support for space research. By the author of Thank You for Smoking
They eat puppies, don't they? : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting a rumor about an assassination plot targeting the Dalai Lama as part of an effort to gain support for a secret weapons system, Bird McIntyre and Angel Templeton provoke Washington crises that bring the United States and China to the brink of war
Florence of Arabia : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Farfarletti has a plan for female emancipation in the Middle East, and enlists the help of a diverse group to help her carry out her plan of reaching her audience with TV shows
Wet work by Christopher Buckley( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controller of a large conglomerate hunts down the person or persons responsible for the drug overdose death of his granddaughter
The relic master : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1517. Dismas is a relic hunter who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients, and is as honest as any relic dealer can be. When Dismas and his artist friend Dürer conspire to manufacture a shroud to sell to the unsuspecting noble, Dürer's reckless pride exposes Cardinal Albrecht's newly acquired shroud as a fake, the Cardinal puts Dismas and Dürer in the custody of four loutish mercenaries and sends them all to steal Christ's burial cloth-- the Shroud of Chambéry-- Europe's most celebrated relic
Wry martinis by Christopher Buckley( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Russian and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When not annoying the Russian Interior Ministry or megaselling thriller writers, Buckley embarks on unusual adventures of his own: steaming up the Amazon in the company of billionaires and deposed European royalty, spelunking in Mayan caves, landing on the deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz, and hurtling about the wild blue yonder with the Thunderbirds (see "How I Went Nine Gs in an F-16 and Only Threw Up Five Times")
God is my broker : a monk-tycoon reveals the 7 1/2 laws of spiritual and financial growth by Ty( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a monk who makes a fortune on the stock market by following God's advice. But while Brother Ty's acumen saves the monastery from closing, it also brings new temptation
But enough about you : essays by Christopher Buckley( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big ideas and truly fun writing. Tackling subjects ranging from "How to Teach Your Four-Year-Old to Ski" to "A Short History of the Bug Zapper," and "The Art of Sacking" to literary friendships with Joseph Heller and Christopher Hitchens, he is at once a humorous storyteller, astute cultural critic, adventurous traveler, and irreverent historian
Steaming to Bamboola : the world of a tramp freighter by Christopher Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington schlepped here : walking in the nation's capital by Christopher Buckley( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, former White House staffer Buckley takes us for several walks around the town and shares with us a bit of his "other" Washington. They include "Dante's Paradiso" (Union Station); the "Zero Milestone of American democracy" (the U.S. Capitol); the "Almost Pink House" (the White House); and many other historical (and often hysterical) journeys. Buckley is the sort of guide who pries loose the clichés that cling to a place as mythic as D.C. Insightful and practical, this book shows us that even a city whose chief industry is government bureaucracy is a lot funnier and more surprising than its media-ready image might let on.--From publisher description
Boomsday a novel by Christopher Buckley( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In BOOMSDAY, Buckley hilariously envisions the nation's next great brouhaha-generational warfare between profligate Baby Boomers and younger Americans who don't want to be stuck paying the bill, and how this conflict provokes the most outlandish presidential campaign in American history. Cassandra Devine, an idealistic, straight-A student, was like any other seventeen-year-old Yale hopeful until she learned that her father spent her tuition money on a dotcom start-up, and she would be forced to join the army. Ten years later, Cassandra has become a frustrated Washington spin doctor and devoted nighttime blogger who rails against the excesses of the "Un-greatest" generation and their negligent handling of the mounting Social Security debt. After she learns that her father has remarried and bought his dim-witted son's way into Yale, she politely suggests on her personal blog that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age seventy-five. This modest proposal catches fire with millions of outraged citizens and an ambitious senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the politician try to ride the issue of euthanasia for Boomers (they call it "Transitioning") all the way to the White House. Their opposition includes the president of the United States, who's running for reelection; a pro-life preacher, who may have killed his own mother in a mysterious automobile accident; and, of course, multitudes of Baby Boomers, who are deeply offended by demonstrations on the golf courses of their retirement resorts."--Publisher's web site
Thank You for Smoking by Jason Reitman( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son
The stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stories of Ray Bradbury--a hundred of his best stories, selected by the author himself--is the definitive collection of one of the greatest fantasists the world has ever known. Published in 1980, the volume contains stories selected from the first four decades of Bradbury's career
Supreme courtship a novel by Christopher Buckley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Buckley provides hilarious insight on what could happen if the president were annoyed by the Senate for refusing one too many Supreme Court nominees. The answer? He would respond by nominating America's most popular TV judge
Losing Mum and Pup : a memoir by Christopher Buckley( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--the tragicomic true story of the year in which he lost both of his parents. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father
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Boomsday : a novel
Alternative Names
Buckley, C.

Buckley, Christopher T. 1952-

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Бакли, Кристофер 1952-

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Кристофер Бакли американский писатель

Крістофер Баклі

כריסטופר באקלי

کریستوفر باکلی ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

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