Born in rather extreme poverty in 1918, but to a very intellectual mother, Russell Kirk became, arguably, the founder of post-WWII conservatism with the 1953 publication of his book, The Conservative Mind. From pagan Stoic to practicing Christian in the first forty-five years of his life, Kirk is endlessly fascinating and inspiring. He passed away in April 1994.
- Russell Kirk, Prospects for Conservatives (Angelico Press, 2013 - Originally published in 1954)
- Bradley J. Birzer, Russell Kirk: American Conservative (University Press of Kentucky, 2015)