G. Gordon Liddy
Maximum security prison couldn’t hold him.
Burning flames couldn’t deter him.
Jumping out of perfectly good aircraft couldn’t frighten him.
And, now, nothing can stop the legendary G. Gordon Liddy, radio talk star, best-selling author, ex-con, bon vivant, raconteur and general all-around nice guy from celebrating WND’s 10th anniversary in style aboard the magnificent M.S. Westerdam on a Holland America excursion to the Eastern Caribbean this new year.
To say not many share his life experiences would be an understatement.
One of the leading European newspapers, Le Matin of Paris, describes him as “a man of fantastic intelligence and complexity.” Educated privately by Benedictines and Jesuits, Liddy earned a B.S. degree from Fordham University and an Ll.D. from the Fordham Law School, graduating as an editor of the Fordham Law Review.
After two years service as an Army artillery officer during the Korean War, Liddy entered the FBI as a special agent, rapidly earned multiple commendations from the late J. Edgar Hoover and, at age 29, became the youngest bureau supervisor at FBI national headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Liddy resigned from the FBI in 1962 to practice international law in Manhattan.
Thereafter he served as a prosecutor, ran unsuccessfully for Congress from the 28th district of New York, then in 1968, ran the presidential campaign of Richard Nixon in that district. In the Nixon administration, Liddy served first as special assistant to the secretary of the Treasury; was then appointed enforcement legislative counsel, authored the Explosives Control Act and, in 1971, was sent to the White House as staff assistant to the president of the United States.
At the White House, Liddy had oversight responsibility for Treasury policy on firearms and explosives and authored the memorandum that led to the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Subsequently he was assigned additional special duties as a member of the top secret White House Special Investigations Group. Liddy resigned his White House post to accept the positions of general counsel of the 1972 Republican presidential campaign and the campaign finance committee, with additional duties as campaign political intelligence director.
The rest, as they say, is history. For his role in Watergate, and for refusing steadfastly to implicate others, Liddy was sentenced to over 20 years in prison. He served nearly five years, many in maximum security, including 106 days of solitary confinement, before his release by President Carter “in the interests of justice.”
Rated by the Treasury Department as a pistol expert whose draw and hit was timed electronically by the FBI at 6/10 of a second, Liddy was once specially assigned by the Secret Service to protect President Eisenhower. He is an FAA licensed pilot and a life member of the Special Operations Association.
He has authored five New York Times best sellers. His latest book, “FIGHT BACK: Tackling Terrorism Liddy Style,” was published in 2006.
Liddy has lectured extensively, from Berkeley to the Oxford Union. He is an actor in motion pictures and television, including co-starring roles in “Miami Vice,” “Airwolf,” “MacGyver,” “Feds” and “Perry Mason.”
Liddy is also a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes” and other top-rated news shows on MSNBC, CNN and CNBC. In 1992, Liddy enrolled with the Israel Defense Forces Paratroop School at Tel Nov, qualified for, and was awarded his wings. In October 2001, he re-qualified and has made three additional jumps with the elite IDF parachute regiment. In January 2003 he was bestowed the honor of leading the stick out of the aircraft.
In August 2003 and July 2005, he rode his Harley Davidson motorcycle the full 1,846 miles from Washington, D.C., to Sturgis, S.D., for the 63rd and 65th annual motorcycle festival. He has also ridden with the Los Angeles chapter of Hell’s Angels and is a member of the Honor Legion of the Police Department of the City of New York.
In November 2005, having just celebrated his 75th birthday, “the G-Man” was selected to compete in the highest-rated reality TV show, NBC’s “Celebrity Fear Factor.”
Liddy’s lecture audiences have ranged from an association of independent over-the-road truck drivers to the Oxford Union and, according to the Wall Street Journal, he is “one of the most sought after speakers in the nation.”
Liddy is the host of “The G. Gordon Liddy Show.” His nationally syndicated radio program will celebrate 16 years in February 2008. The show is broadcast in more than 150 markets and is heard on Sirius and XM satellite radio and around the world via Internet streaming.
Ask yourself: Is this a cruise you can afford to miss?
And the programming doesn’t end with G. Gordon Liddy. This will be an action-packed adventure for those who are up to the challenge.
Liddy joins an already-packed lineup including WND’s founders, Joseph and Elizabeth Farah, WND’s managing editor David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil,” WND staff writer Jerome Corsi, author of “The Late Great USA,” WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, author of “Schmoozing With Terrorists,” WND’s executive news editor Joe Kovacs, author of the upcoming book, “Shocked by the Bible.”
And that’s not all. There will be more surprises, more speakers, more entertainment and plenty of good food, good friends, good conversation and relaxation on the weeklong excursion from Fort Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean and back.
During seven luxurious days in the Eastern Caribbean, you will enjoy and engage your favorite WND authors on a daily basis during intense sessions and moderated discussion groups among like-minded – including G. Gordon Liddy.
What’s around the corner for America?
America faces twin challenges – one from within and one from without. The external challenge is from radical Islam, whose rebirth in the last 28 years has plunged the world into a renewal of the conflict that has defined history for the last 1,300 years.
The internal challenge, just as serious if not more so, is a cultural conflict over worldviews with the vestige of the Christian culture that shaped American history under siege from ultra-secularism, multiculturalism and moral relativism. Add to that an upcoming presidential and congressional election that threatens to bring with it nothing short of a revolution in the American political landscape.
The big question: Is America doomed, is there a way to reverse course? Or can America emerge triumphant, again, as it has so often throughout its history?
Few places on earth are more conducive to relaxation – and clear thinking – than the islands of the Caribbean. Perhaps it’s the light, tropical breezes that gently soothe the soul. Or the warm waters and warm receptions that await you on every shore. One thing is certain – aboard the WND cruise, a Caribbean vacation offers something more for all of our loyal followers.
WND guests will be transported to the highest level of luxury and comfort as you are pampered aboard the five-star Holland America Westerdam. Every accommodation, amenity and service elegantly bears the traditional excellence of Holland America Line along with the incredible service and attention to detail by Sovereign Cruises.
Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with stops in the Turks and Caicos, Road Town Tortola, Phillipsburg St. Marteen and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Key. Warm breezes beckon. Colonial cities, volcanoes and coral reefs beg exploration. Soft white beaches and blue lagoons promise perfect, easy sun-soaked days.
Begin and end your adventure at the beautiful port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Luxurious living is found in every detail of this Holland America cruise, from the soft caress of a personal bathrobe to fine chocolates on your pillow at night. Staterooms filled with all manner of sophisticated amenities that will beckon you to retreat away from the hustle and bustle of your daily schedule.
Our special WND guests will also receive the following at no extra cost:
- Moderated panel sessions featuring our esteemed guest speakers, along with plenty of passenger Q&A.
- Plenty of chances to meet and enjoy personal interaction with our special WND guest speakers.
- Exclusive parties and dining with our special guest speakers. You will dine with your fellow WND attendees, so that you have the chance to meet many of your fellow cruisers.
- Numerous private cocktail parties and evening smokers.
- A fully hosted concierge vacation event from airport greetings and pick-up, hotel registration, embarkation and airport drop-off staffed by the professionals at Sovereign Cruises.
- All-inclusive pricing.
- Special WND and Sovereign Cruises gifts and amenities.
A five-star cruise ship, exotic Caribbean ports of call, in-depth seminars and parties with your WND hosts and speakers – all for the incredibly low starting price of $640 per person* – roughly half the price of similar offerings from other groups.
Remember that you must book your cruise package through Sovereign Cruises/WND to participate in these exclusive events! Cabins and space are limited so be sure to register today for the WND 10th Anniversary Cruise!
(Price does not include air fare, hotel or transfers. Prices are for cruise fare and conference fee only. Port taxes and government fees are an additional $229.64 pp.)