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Lincoln: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
by Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal has been described as the last ‘noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing America—those who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blue—by demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (Icons of America)
by Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, one of the master stylists of American literature and one of the most acute observers of American life and history, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of the formidable trio of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (Nation Books)
by Gore Vidal
When Gore Vidal's recent New York Times bestseller Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace was published, the Los Angeles Times described Vidal as the last defender of the American republic. In Dreaming War, Vidal continues this defense by confronting the Cheney-Bush junta head on in a series of devastating essays that demolish the lies...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
Empire: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
         Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. ------While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline...
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Cry Shame!: A Novel by Gore Vidal
by Gore Vidal
REVIEWS "Frank and revealing." —Dayton Daily News "Definitely adult reading!" —Cincinnati Enquirer "Magnificent....the tale of a poor girl who makes good in the movies but falls prey to bad men and worse drink." —The Independent “A witty, surreal version of ‘American Idol.’ Unmistakably Vidal.” —CineZoneZINE...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
The Judgment of Paris
by Gore Vidal
Set in post-war Europe, fresh-out-of-law-school Philip Warren takes a year to discover his future. In this classic coming-of-age story, Philip journeys through various affairs, misadventures, and cities full of unforgettable characters that prompt his self-discovery and lessons on taking pleasure in both love and life.
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal
by Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.This long-needed volume comprises...
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Hollywood (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
Hollywood marks the fifth episode in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire," his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the United States.         It is 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe. In California, a new industry is born that will...
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The Golden Age: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling Narratives of Empire series-a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War. The historical novel is once again in vogue, and Gore Vidal stands as its undisputed American master....
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Williwaw: A Novel
by Gore Vidal
REVIEWS "This is a tight, well-crafted novel. The dialogue is sharp and the description of the barren Aleutians, where the snow is 'ripped off the mountains by the wind', vivid. The storm passages feel dramatically real....Stephen Crane was an influence on the young [Vidal]....but the wry, worldly, narrative voice, which has echoed down...
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Categories: Action and Adventure
Point to Point Navigation
by Gore Vidal
In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire , affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an...
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In a Yellow Wood
by Gore Vidal
In a Yellow Wood , first published in 1947, and Gore Vidal's second novel of, explores life in New York City following World War II. In real-life, Vidal, himself a returning veteran, took a a job for several months at Dutton, his publisher. The monotony of an office job, which he detested, is the backdrop for the novel's main character...
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Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories
by Gore Vidal
Celebrated for more than fifty years as a world-renowned novelist, essayist, and political figure and commentator, Gore Vidal is less known for the exquisitely crafted short fiction he wrote as a young man. Like the work of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, his stories have been overshadowed by the author's triumphs writing in other...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
Messiah
by Gore Vidal
When a mortician appears on television to declare that death is infinitely preferable to life, he sparks a religious movement that quickly leaves Christianity and most of Islam in the dust. Gore Vidal’s deft and daring blend of satire and prophecy, first published in 1954, eerily anticipates the excesses of Jim Jones, David Koresh...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Thieves Fall Out (Hard Case Crime)
by Gore Vidal
ON THE EVE OF REVOLUTION, EGYPT IS A TINDERBOX. WILL ONE AMERICAN LIGHT THE SPARK THAT SETS IT ABLAZE?   Gore Vidal was one of America’s greatest and most controversial writers.  The author of twenty-three novels, five plays, three memoirs, numerous screenplays and short stories, and well over two hundred essays, he received the...
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Burr: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Gore Vidal
For readers who can’t get enough of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton,Gore Vidal’s stunning novel about Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel—and who served as a successful, if often feared, statesman of our fledgling nation.    Here is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated—and...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated
by Gore Vidal
The United States has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A. Beard called "perpetual war for perpetual peace." The Federation of American Scientists has cataloged nearly 200 military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Judgement of Paris
by Gore Vidal
Master storyteller Gore Vidal’s 1952 classic. The fast and furious hedonistic world of the jet-set commuting between the glamour centres of Europe is the setting for this famous novel by one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable writers. Philip Warren is a personable young American who moves amongst the international demi-gods...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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