Bill Rusher was among the founders and leading mentors of the conservative movement. He also functioned as a key political advisor to National Review—where he served as publisher for 31 years—and to its editor, William F. Buckley, Jr. He was instrumental in the Draft Goldwater campaign, was close to Ronald Reagan, and played several other significant roles with shrewdness, elegance, great commitment, and wonderfully quotable wit.
Rusher, who passed away in April of last year, cooperated fully in the extensive research for this comprehensive, independent biography, titled If Not Us, Who?. The Claremont Institute was proud to provide research expenses for its author, David Frisk.
The book was reviewed by Jacob Heilbrunn in the New York Times book section on July 8, 2012 ("He Knew He Was Right"). Favorable reviews have also appeared in National Review, the Washington Times, and The American Conservative.