- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Crown Forum (December 4, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1984825488
- ISBN-13: 978-1984825483
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 414 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $5.19 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors Hardcover – Deckle Edge, December 4, 2018
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“For decades, Charles’ words have strengthened our democracy. His work was far-reaching and influential - and…his ideas and values will always be a part of our country.” —George W. Bush
“Charles will be remembered as one of the greatest public intellects of his generation. A true renaissance man, there was no topic too complex for Charles to probe; no party or politician too powerful to challenge…I’m confident his words will continue to inspire all of us to live bravely and think boldly.” —John McCain
“Charles wrote for the right reasons. … To provoke us to think, to enlarge our understanding, at times to make us laugh. Like few others, he succeeded, week after week, Friday after Friday, year after year… he wrote a column of breathtaking range and intelligence and integrity.” —The Washington Post
"A giant, a man who not only defended our civilization but represented what's best in it." —National Review
“A voice of reason and a powerful intellect in Democracy’s cause.” —Condoleezza Rice
“There are people you meet throughout your life that you just know will leave an impact forever. Charles Krauthammer was one of those people. His words and his knowledge and his eloquence on the issues of the day were unsurpassed. He could cut through the noise. He could get to the point better than anybody.” —Bret Baier
“The Point of It All is very wide-ranging, a true Krauthammer sampler. This is Krauthammer in full, or very nearly so. It is a book that says, 'This is what he believed. This is who he was.' As such, it is invaluable.” —Jay Nordlinger
About the Author
Charles Krauthammer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a syndicated columnist, political commentator, physician and bestselling author. His Washington Post column ran weekly for 33 years and was syndicated in more than 400 newspapers worldwide. For over a decade he was a nightly panelist on Fox News' flagship evening-news broadcast Special Report. He served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics and he was a member of Chess Journalists of America. Along with his wife Robyn, he cofounded Pro Musica Hebraica. He died on June 21, 2018.
Daniel Krauthammer's writing has appeared in The Weekly Standard, National Review and The New Republic. He holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford in political science, economics and business administration, and has worked in government as well as in the entertainment and technology sectors. He spent the last year of his father's life close by his side in the hospital, where together they worked toward completing this book.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
414 customer reviews
Review this product
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 414 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Four Essays on Liberty by a British philosopher named Isiah Berlin is a book that he loved. Four Essays on Liberty is a book encouraged Krauthammer to learn from as many sources and experiences as possible as a young man. People who learn from many different sources are called foxes. People who learn from a primary source are called hedgehogs. I will strive to be a fox. Krauthammer advocated remaining calm at all times. He believed in self reflection, but he also believed that looking outwardly in the world to be successful. He shared this advice with college students in Montreal. This is great advice for people of any age. I really like this book.
I have long admired his insightful writing, but this collection of his best articles and speeches is outstanding! His wit and wisdom is impressive and his writing style is easy to read, but best read with time allowed for reflection.
His intellect is on full display when arguing for conservative principles based on the Constitution. I pity the unsuspecting liberal who attempted to debate against him. I fully support his criticism of liberal thinking and specifically Obama, but I also appreciate his honest and critical comments when Republicans stray from conservative principles.
The diversity of topics he covers in the book was a sign of his personal curiosity, ranging from sports (especially baseball) to religion to domestic and foreign policy. I enjoyed his sense of history and his ability to relate current events in historical context.
I enjoyed his frequent criticism of his former career as a physician and specifically a psychologist. I generally find physicians need to be a bit more modest and better grounded to the limits of their “practice”.
Loved his use of quotes from Churchill and his distain for the French.
I got rather emotional to read the last section, A life without regrets. To face death with grace and a full appreciation of what is really important in his life was his wife and family. I can only hope to handle my own passing with similar grace.