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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Paul Fussell, who wrote about WWI, dies

PHILADELPHIA, May 24 (UPI) -- Paul Fussell, a retired University of Pennsylvania professor who wrote "The Great War and Modern Memory," died Wednesday in Oregon, his family said. He was 88.

Police officer not charged in rape cases

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A New Orleans police officer currently facing rape allegations previously avoided charges in relation to two similar incidents, a police official says.
Obama support means Buckley loses column

Obama support means Buckley loses column

WASHINGTON, Mo., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The conservative National Review booted Christopher Buckley, son of the late William Buckley, for backing Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

GOP's Christopher Buckley backs Obama

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The son of the late U.S. conservative icon William F. Buckley says he's voting for Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Mom seeks share of Buckley fortune for son

MIAMI, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida woman is fighting for more child support from novelist Christopher Buckley, the only child of the late William F. Buckley Jr.

Conservative William F. Buckley dies

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- William F. Buckley, the conservative television personality and National Review founder, died Wednesday at age 82 at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Buckley to cede control of National Review

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Columnist and author William F. Buckley, Jr., said he will cede his interest in National Review, a magazine he founded to renew U.S. conservatism.

National Book Festival: Literacy revived

As a former literacy tutor, it is alarming to contemplate that more than a third of American adults do not read well enough to fill out a job application or to help their children with homework.
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

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Christopher Buckley
Christopher Buckley, son of political commentator and author William F. Buckley, appears to have stolen some of his father's literary thunder. The younger Buckley, 34, seen in a March 10, 1986 photo taken in Washington, where he introduced his first novel, "The White House Mess," which is the Literary Guild’s alternate selection for the month of March. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)

Christopher Taylor Buckley (born December 24, 1952) is an American political satirist and the author of novels including God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, Supreme Courtship, and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley.

After a classical education at the Portsmouth Abbey School, Buckley, like his father, graduated from Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University in 1975, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush. This experience led to his novel The White House Mess, a satire on White House office politics and political memoirs. (The title refers to the White House lunchroom, which is known as the "mess" because the Navy operates it.)

Thank You for Smoking is another satire, its protagonist a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, Nick Naylor. He followed that with more humor about Washington in the form of Little Green Men, about the government agency investigating UFO sightings. His No Way To Treat A First Lady has the president's wife on trial for assassinating her husband and Florence of Arabia is about a do-gooding State Department bureaucrat in the Middle East. His one serious novel, Wet Work, is about a billionaire businessman avenging his granddaughter's death from drugs.

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