Copyright 1962, published by MacFadden Capitol Hill. 141 pages. From the back cover:
Senator Barry M. Goldwater, born on January 1, 1909, in Phoenix, Arizona, distinguished himself in the Air Force (he is now a brigadier general) and his family's department store in Phoenix (he is now Chairman of the Board) before going into politics and getting himself elected to the United States Senate in 1953. Since 1953 he has become the acknowledged leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party and is considered today to be one of the two or three outstanding candidates for the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 1964. In what spare time he can find, Senator Goldwater is a flier, an amateur photographer of considerable skill, a writer, and an ardent family man (two girls and two boys). His earlier book, The Conscience of a Conservative, published in 1960, sold over a million copies in all editions.
"The only alternative to victory is--obviously--defeat."
In this one sentence the outspoken senator from Arizona cuts through the theories of coexistence, compromise and containment that have been obscuring U.S. thinking on cold war policy.
Senator Goldwater feels we have made a mistake in drifting away from a cherished American belief--that the only purpose in fighting a war is to win it. In this book he presents the case for a vigorous all-out effort to meet--and defeat--the Communist menace on all fronts.