Stained Glass

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French, 1989 - Fiction - 121 pages
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An intricate plot involves the restoration of war-damaged windows in a famous German chapel. When Blackford Oakes takes a sabbatical from his work with the CIA, he finds neither peace nor sanctuary.

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User Review  - ko40370 - LibraryThing

Very entertaining, a worthy successor to "Saving the Queen". The climatic scene had me on the edge of my seat, the suspense was almost unbearable. And the passage of almost 50 years since the writing did not hurt the novel at all. Read full review

STAINED GLASS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Blackford Oates, the Yalie CIA smoothie who was busy bedding and Saving the Queen in 1976, returns—in a slightly less giddy but still light, terribly bright piece of tongue-in-chic 1950s intrigue ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.

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