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Buckley, Christopher 1952-

Works: 67 works in 470 publications in 12 languages and 27,846 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Satire  War stories  Science fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, win, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.U3394, 813.54
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Boomsday : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 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 )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,679 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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,655 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,564 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 )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 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
Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American lit-erature and one of the funniestand most celebratednovels of all time. In recent years it has been named to best novels lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer . Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemyit is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions hes assigned, hell be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. Since its publication in 1961, no novel has matched Catch-22 s intensity and brilliance in depicting the brutal insanity of war. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Hellers masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author; a wealth of critical responses and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Hellers personal archive; and a selection of advertisements from the original publishing campaign that helped turn Catch-22 into a cultural phenomenon. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature
Little green men by Christopher Buckley( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,243 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 )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 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
The relic master by Christopher Buckley( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,176 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
Florence of Arabia : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 954 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
Wry martinis by Christopher Buckley( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buckley's frequent New Yorker contributions to the back-page "Shouts and Murmurs" column have been a regular source of hilarity: The Pope's appearance on Oprah to promote his book; letters of recommendation for O.J. Simpson's New York condo application; a review of Peter Benchley's new book, Gills, about a vengeful Dolly Varden trout; the starship Enterprise's most daring and difficult assignment - programming its VCR; and several dozen other delightful New Yorker
The judge hunter by Christopher Buckley( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar 'Balty' St. Michel is twenty-four and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king's navy. Fed up with his needy relative, Pepys offers Balty a job in the New World. He is to track down two missing judges who were responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. When Balty's ship arrives in Boston, he finds a strange country filled with fundamentalist Puritans, saintly Quakers, warring tribes of Indians, and rogues of every stripe. Helped by a man named Huncks, an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past, Balty travels colonial America in search of the missing judges. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Samuel Pepys prepares for a war with the Dutch that fears England has no chance of winning"
But enough about you : essays by Christopher Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 743 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
God is my broker : a monk-tycoon reveals the 7 1/2 laws of spiritual and financial growth by Ty( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 646 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
Thank you for smoking by Jason Reitman( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor has a seemingly impossible task: promoting cigarette smoking in a time when the health hazards of the activity have become too plain to ignore. Nick, however, revels in his job, using argument and twisted logic to place, as often as not, his clients in the positions of either altruistic do-gooders or victims. Nick's son Joey needs to understand and respect his dad's philosophy, and Nick works hard to respond to that need without compromising his lack of values. When a beautiful news reporter betrays Nick's sexually-achieved trust, his world seems in danger of collapsing. But there's always one more coffin nail in Nick's pack
Steaming to Bamboola : the world of a tramp freighter by Christopher Buckley( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection are an imaginative group of stories that often bridge the gap between fantasy and science fiction. The collection includes one hundred of the author's science fiction, fantasy, horror, and midwestern short stories
Boomsday : a novel by Christopher Buckley( Recording )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Boomsday, Christopher Buckley envisions the nation's next brouhaha-generational warfare between 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 ever. Cassandra Devine, a straight-A student, was like any other seventeen-year-old Yale hopeful until was forced to join the army because her father spent her tuition money on a dotcom start-up. Years later, Cassandra has become a Washington spin doctor and blogger who rails against the "Un-greatest" generation's mishandling of the Social Security debt. When she learns her father remarried and bought his dim-witted son's way into Yale, she suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75
Washington schlepped here : walking in the nation's capital by Christopher Buckley( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 522 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
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Boomsday : a novel
Supreme courtship : a novelNo way to treat a First Lady : a novelThank you for smokingThe White House messCatch-22, a novelLittle green menFlorence of Arabia : a novelWet work
Alternative Names
Buckley, C.

Buckley, Christopher T. 1952-

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Бакли, Кристофер 1952-

Бакли, Кристофер Тейлор

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