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Vidal, Gore 1925-2012

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Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
91 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 5,099 libraries worldwide
Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the men surrounding Abraham Lincoln, including personal secretary John Hay and scheming cabinet members William Seward and Salmon P. Chase, as well as his wife, Mary Todd
Burr: a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
99 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,563 libraries worldwide
Re-creates the American political scene of the early 1800's, seen through the memoirs of Aaron Burr
1876 : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
65 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 3,862 libraries worldwide
The third volume of Gore Vidal's series of historical novels aimed at demythologizing the American past, 1876 explores the political scandals of the Grant administration and the intrigues of that year's presidential election. Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to America after his self-imposed exile, hoping to arrange a marriage for his daughter Emma, but the two soon find themselves at the centers of American social and political power at a time when the fading ideals of the young republic were being replaced by the excitement of empire
Empire : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
58 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,762 libraries worldwide
Caroline Sanford, a newspaper owner from Washington, D.C., struggles to gain power and respect in a male dominated industry
Creation : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
52 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,104 libraries worldwide
Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador
Hollywood : a novel of America in the 1920s by Gore Vidal( Book )
65 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,058 libraries worldwide
It is 1917, and President Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives--West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress--so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington
Washington, D.C. : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
113 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 13 languages and held by 3,042 libraries worldwide
Chronicle of the nation's capital from the New Deal through the McCarthy era, centering on a conservative Senator and his ambitious assistant, both of whom aspire to the Presidency
Julian; a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
132 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,925 libraries worldwide
Biography, in the fictional genre, of the Fourth Century Roman Emperor, Julian the Apostate, who attempted to thwart Christianity
The golden age : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,804 libraries worldwide
"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
Kalki : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
62 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 12 languages and held by 2,652 libraries worldwide
Is the ex GI posing as Kalki, an ancient Hindu diety, running an international drug ring or bringing about the destruction of the world?
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,563 libraries worldwide
"In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and other key figures who helped found the American Republic. Vidal's splendid and percipient prose animates key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation, and we come to know these men in ways we have not until now - their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life and illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they gave, and the institutions of government they fashioned. Above all, Inventing a Nation presents a powerful, compassionate, immensely moving portrait of George Washington, whose resolution, integrity, and intelligence rescued the fledgling Republic many times in its early days."--BOOK JACKET
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( visu )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,190 libraries worldwide
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
The city and the pillar and seven early stories : revised, with a new preface by the author by Gore Vidal( Book )
113 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,172 libraries worldwide
In 1948, Gore Vidal was a celebrated twenty-two-year-old war novelist about to embark on a career in politics. His future seemed clear. But then he made a choice that changed his life. He published The City and the Pillar, an openly homosexual novel that was taken to be largely autobiographical. "I have read that I was too stupid at the time to know what I was doing," he notes in his introduction to this edition, "but in such matters I have always had a certain alertness. I knew that my description of the love affair between two 'normal' all-American boys, of the sort that I had spent three years in the army with during the war, would challenge every superstition about sex in my native land." His publisher hated the book. The New York Times would not advertise it. The City and the Pillar became a bestseller, nevertheless, and is now a classic. Thomas Mann called it a "noble work." The tragic story of Jim Willard's self-deluded love for another small-town American boy and the portrait of homosexual life in New York and Hollywood in the forties are still moving and truthful, as evocative and topical today as they were nearly fifty years ago. This edition incorporates Vidal's 1965 revisions and some further emendations by the author. Vidal's only collection of short stories, published as A Thirsty Evil in 1956, is also included here, bringing together for the first time his early homoerotic work. These subtle and comic tales, set in Key West, Washington, D.C., Paris, and New York, are at once sophisticated and charming, written with the narrative power for which Gore Vidal is famous
The Smithsonian Institution : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 libraries worldwide
In 1939 Washington, a 13-year-old math genius is summoned to the Smithsonian Institution to help scientists build a weapon to win the coming war. The institution's wax effigies come alive and he meets historical figures. A comic fantasy
United States : essays : 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,983 libraries worldwide
"Gore Vidal's reputation as "America's finest essayist" is an enduring one. Vidal has a gift for writing about the events of the moment with an astuteness usually reserved for the beneficiaries of hindsight, and about events of the past with the familiarity of someone who has just come out of the room where they were happening. This collection, chosen by the author from forty years of work, contains about two thirds of what he has published in various magazines and journals. He has divided the essays into three categories, or states. State of the Art covers literature, including novelists and critics, bestsellers, pieces on the French New Novel, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Suetonius, Edmund Wilson, Nabokov, Herman Wouk, Italo Calvino, and Montaigne (a previously uncollected essay from 1992). State of the Union deals with politics and public life: sex, drugs, pornography, money, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, H.L. Mencken, "The Holy Family" (his famous essay on the Kennedys), Nixon, Reagan, and, finally, "Monotheism and Its Discontents," a scathing critique of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In State of Being, we are given "personal responses to people and events": recollections of his childhood, E. Nesbit, Tarzan, as well as Tennessee Williams, Anais Nin, making movies, travel, home. A lifetime of work from a writer of enormous intelligence, wit, and style."--Jacket
Live from Golgotha by Gore Vidal( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy's Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker's deadly virus. Meanwhile, thanks to a breakthrough in computer software, an NBC crew is racing into the past to capture - live from the suburb of Golgotha - the Crucifixion, for a TV special guaranteed to boost the network's ratings in the fall sweeps. As a stream of visitors from twentieth-century America channel in to the first-century Holy Land - Mary Baker Eddy, Shirley MacLaine, Oral Roberts and family - Timothy struggles to complete his story. But is Timothy's text really Hacker-proof? And how will he deal with the truth about Jesus' eating disorder? Above all, will he get the anchor slot for the Big Show at Golgotha without representation by a major agency, like CAA 1,896 years in the future? Tune in
Duluth by Gore Vidal( Book )
51 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,876 libraries worldwide
Satire op de absurde en triviale aspecten van de Amerikaanse samenleving, gesitueerd in de moderne troosteloosheid van de industriestad Duluth
Matters of fact and of fiction : essays 1973-1976 by Gore Vidal( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
A collection of seventeen essays written between 1973 and 1976, dealing with fiction, politics, and the world in general
Why we fight ( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
Reflexió sobre la relació entre la posició dels Estats Units d'Amèrica com a imperi i la seva història d'intervencions militars a l'estranger
Perpetual war for perpetual peace : how we got to be so hated by Gore Vidal( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
The Federation of American Scientists has catalogued nearly two hundred incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In these essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 (deemed too controversial to be published in the United States until now), the author challenges the comforting consensus following both September 11th and Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma city: these were simply the acts of "evil-doers."
 
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controlled identity Box, Edgar, 1925-2012

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Box, Edgar, pseud.
Burger, Eric 1925-
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Cameron Kay 1925-2012
Everard , Katherine
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Everard Katherine 1925-2012
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Fīdāl, Ġūr, 1925-2012
Kay, Cameron 1925-2012
Kay, Cameron, pseud.
Vidal, Eugene Luther 1925-
Vidal, Eugene Luther 1925-2012
Vidal , Eugene Luther Gore
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Vidal, Eugene Luther Gore 1925-2012
Vidal, Eugene Luther Jr.
Vidal, Gor 1925-
Vidal, Gor 1925-2012
Vidal, Gore
Vidals, Gors, 1925-
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וידל, גור, 1925-2012
ヴィダール, ゴア
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