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    DescriptionFrom America's preeminent columnist, named by the "Financial Times"the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer's essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz-zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume. Readers will find here not only the country's leading conservative thinker offering a pas-sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views--on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example--defy ideological convention. "Things That Matter "also features several of Krautham-mer's major path-breaking essays--on bioeth-ics, on Jewish destiny and on America's role as the world's superpower--that have pro-foundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re-flections on everything from border collies to Halley's Comet, from Woody Allen to Win-ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist. With a special, highly autobiographical in-troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.


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    Title
    Things That Matter
    Subtitle
    Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Krauthammer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 653 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385349178
    ISBN 10: 0385349173
    Classifications

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    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JP
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    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
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    LC subject heading:
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    LC classification: PN4874.K725 A25 2013
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    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    CROWN PUBLISHING GROUP, DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE INC
    Publication date
    06 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Charles Krauthammer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a syndicated columnist, political commentator and physi-cian. His column is syndicated to 400 news-papers worldwide. He is a nightly panelist on Fox News's "Special Report with Bret Baier." He's a former member of the President's Council on Bioethics and current member of Chess Journalists of America. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
    Review quote
    "Required reading...Krauthammer is among the very best--and this is the best of the best, selected by him, with an engaging and fascinating introduction...Amazingly fresh, and full of thought-provoking formulations and arguments." "-The Weekly Standard " "A fantastic read, a cerebral read, a fun read." -Guy Benson, "Townhall " "It's going to be a big hit." -Bill O'Reilly, "The O'Reilly Factor "(October 21, 2013) "Krauthammer's assets include steel-trap logic, an epee wit, a profound sense of history, and a withering contempt for journalists who would rather cringe in the dark than bring the truth to light." "-City Journal " America, you've got to read this for your own great pleasure and relief." "-"Hugh Hewitt (October 31, 2013) "The best American columnists make their British counterparts look like bumbling amateurs, but none of them writes with more sense, sensibility and sanity than the Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer. "Things That Matter," selected from a lifetime of writing, bears comparison with the greatest of American prose." -Daniel Johnson, "Standpoint" "Usually thought of as a conserva-tive, this syndicated columnist has won both the left-wing People for the American Way's First Amendment Award and the right-wing Bradley Foundation's first $250,000 Bradley Prize. Readers of all political persuasions will find plenty here that's thought-provoking and worthwhile." "-Pittsburg Tribune-Review" "Krauthammer's first collection in more than 20 years is a priceless introduction to the columnist's writing. And for those who have thrilled at the sight of a Krauthammer byline for decades, "Things That Matter "is a window into the master polemicist's habits of mind, heart, and technique." -Matthew Continetti, "Commentary" "For three decades, Charles Krauthammer has enriched American political discourse with his sharply-honed analysis, humane values, and questing mind. From personal meditations to le