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- DescriptionContinuing what has been dubbed his 'revenge on two hundred years of American history', Gore Vidal locates this vel in Washington. But this is 1917, and Hollywood is w competing with America's capital as the nation's power-base, just as it fights for centre-stage in this book. Caroline Sanford, erstwhile newspaper magnate, launches herself into the West Coast land of celluloid dreams and becomes, overnight, an international star. Not for thing, on the dawn of World War One, is Caroline making films like the Huns from Hell. She is a government agent. But in Washington, that government isn't doing awfully well. Weighed down by his League of Nation's failure, by Roosevelt, Clemenceau, a stroke and the ship-like tonnage of his wife Edith, President Woodrow Wilson is on the wane - and Warren Harding is on the up. A popular, handsome, toothpick-chomping philanderer and dimwit whose wife is given to consulting spiritualists, he is about to usher in a new era. One of unprecedented scandal, cinematic extravagance and tawdry disintegration. The sort of era where the President could easily be mistaken for a film star ...
- Author BiographyGore Vidal has been at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century. He died on 31st July 2012.
- Author(s)Gore Vidal
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication02/04/1994
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Series TitleNarratives of Empire
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight324 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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