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The golden age : a novel

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Political fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
Golden age.
New York : Doubleday, 2000
(OCoLC)606333891
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0385500750 9780385500753
OCLC Number: 44174305
Description: 467 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.
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"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism - developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Wilkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell - and Gore Vidal himself."--Jacket.

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