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A Choice Not an Echo is a 1964 book by conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly self-published the book, which has sold more than three million copies.
The book helped create space within the Republican Party for the modern conservative movement that would more fully define itself by stopping the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. The book helped secure the nomination of Senator Barry Goldwater for President of the United States, and detailed how the liberal "Rockefeller Republican" wing of the Republican Party had manipulated the Republican Party's choice of nominees in prior national conventions to nominate people like Wendell Willkie and Dwight Eisenhower. It called on conservatives to rally against the liberal wing and offer a true conservative for the nomination. Millions of copies of this book were bought and distributed by supporters of Goldwater, making it one of the all-time best selling conservative political books in the United States. The book helped launch the career of Phyllis Schlafly as a movement conservative.
A 50th anniversary edition, A Choice Not an Echo: Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition, was published in 2014 by Regnery Publishing, ISBN 978-1621573159. The 1964 book was published by the Pere Marquette Press, and has the ISBN number of ISBN 0-686-11486-8.