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Armageddon? : essays, 1983-1987

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: London : A. Deutsch, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays examines the leaders and lunacies of contemporary America, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan. Vidal also reminisces about his patrician childhood and writers past and present such as Tennessee Williams, Anthony Burgess, Henry James and William Dean Howells.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
Armageddon?
London : A. Deutsch, 1987
(OCoLC)579943249
Named Person: Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 023398156X 9780233981567
OCLC Number: 24376152
Description: viii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. At home in Washington, D.C. On flying. Frederic Prokosch: the European connection. Tennessee Williams: someone to laugh at the squares with. Richard Nixon: not The best man's best man. Hollywood! Ronnie and Nancy: a life in pictures. Armageddon? The day the American empire ran out of gas. A cheerful response. Vidalgate: by Andrew Kopkind. Mongolia! At home in a Roman street --
pt. II. The bookchat of Henry James. William Dean Howells. The Golden bowl of Henry James. Logan Pearsall Smith loves the adverb. Paul Bowles's stories. Calvino's death. Why I am eight years younger than Anthony Burgess.
Responsibility: by Gore Vidal.

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This collection of essays examines the leaders and lunacies of contemporary America, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan. Vidal also reminisces about his patrician childhood and writers past and present such as Tennessee Williams, Anthony Burgess, Henry James and William Dean Howells.

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