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- DescriptionThis explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters--including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Elear Roosevelt. of photos.
- Author Biography<b>Gore Vidal</b> (1925 2012) was born Eugene Luther Vidal, later adopting the surname of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, as his first name. Well known as a novelist, an essayist, a playwright, and a social and political commentator, he was the author of numerous novels the first, <i>Williwaw</i>, written when he was twenty-one as well as scripts for film, television and the stage, including the extremely successful <i>The Best Man</i> and <i>Visit to a</i><i>Small Planet</i>. His other novels include <i>Myra Breckenridge</i> (1968), as well as thehistorical novels in the series <i>Narratives of Empire</i>, which includes <i>Burr</i> (1973), <i>1876</i> (1976), <i>Lincoln</i> (1984), <i>Empire</i> (1987), <i>Hollywood</i> (1990), and <i>The Golden Age</i> (2000). He won the National Book Award in 1993 for his book of essays, <i>United States: Essays (1952</i><i>1992).</i>
- Author(s)Gore Vidal
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin USA
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width137 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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