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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William H. Rentschler  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Hamilton, Ohio

Died: 2009 in Hamilton, Ohio

-- William H. Rentschler on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Lived in Lake Forest, Illinois, for most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Rentschler was twice a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, in 1960 and 1970, unsuccessful both times. In 1968, he headed the winning re-election campaign for Richard Nixon in Illinois. After the election, Mr. Rentschler served as a special advisor to President Nixon's National Program for Voluntary Action in Washington, DC.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The paper sword of Bill Rentschler
ISBN: 0914091980

Chicago Review Press. 1987

Book by Rentschler, William H

Live Each New Day
ISBN: 0913617148

Highlander Pr. 1991

ISBN: 0809295563

Contemporary Books. 2000

There have been few politicians like Barry Goldwater, the godfather of modern conservatism. His outspoken candor, unquestioned integrity, and deep devotion to what was best for the country are definite contrasts to most of the political figures of today. This collection of exclusive anecdotes and personal stories brings the senator from Arizona to life and reveals the indelible mark he left on the political landscape of the 20th century and beyond. Unlike many biographies, this is a taut, accessible collection of exclusive anecdotes and colorful stories from former presidents, fellow senators, and many others. At a time when political integrity is virtually an oxymoron, Goldwater comes across as a shining light to those who are turned off by today's politcal climate.


Nominated for Pulitzer prize.