|类型/形式：||Downloadable audio books
|材料类型：||有声书，等, 录音, 互联网资源|
|文件类型：||互联网资源, 计算机文档, 音响资料|
Gore Vidal; Recorded Books, Inc.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Nov. 27, 2006).
Previously released on compact disc, 2006.
|演员：||Narrated by the author.|
|描述：||1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr.))|
|责任：||by Gore Vidal.|
In Point to Point Navigation, novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the navy during World War II. He says, "As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather." It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards eluded (mostly) during his eventful life, and for the way this memoir proceeds--far from linear, but always on course.