New York: Stein and Day, 1963. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 457 pages; VG-/none; quarter bound in gray cloth, red cloth boards, spine with brown blocking and gilt titling; mild shelfwear; Inscribed on the ffep to Bea and Irving Kristol from 'Ella and Bert', dated July 1969; shelved case 13.
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Irving Kristol (1920-2009) was an American journalist who was dubbed the "godfather of neoconservatism". As a founder, editor, and contributor to various magazines, he played an influential role in the intellectual and political culture of the last half of the twentieth century. After his death, he was described by The Daily Telegraph as being "perhaps the most consequential public intellectual of the latter half of the [twentieth] century".
Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019), also known as Bea Kristol, was an American historian. She was a leader of conservative interpretations of history and historiography. She wrote extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Great Britain and the Victorian era, as well as on contemporary society and culture.