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Best Gore Vidal Books To Read

Here is a list of the best Gore Vidal books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Burr: A Novel (2000)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadHere is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated—and misunderstood—figures among the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal History of The National Security State: Includes Vidal on America (2014)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadIn Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State & Vidal on America, TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay and the acclaimed essayist, screenwriter and novelist Gore Vidal discuss the historical events that led to the establishment of the massive military-industrial-security complex and the political culture that gave us the “Imperial Presidency.”
Author(s): The Real News Network, Paul Jay

The City and the Pillar: A Novel (2003)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadA literary cause célèbre when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal’s now-classic stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience.Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in “awful kid stuff,” the experience forms Jim’s ideal of spiritual completion.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Creation: A Novel (2002)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadA sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure–in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal’s original manuscript– offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster and lifelong friend of Xerxes, spent most of his life as Persian ambassador for the great king Darius.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Julian: A Novel (2003)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadThe remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novels.Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Myra Breckinridge (1969)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadVintage paperback
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Hollywood (2000)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To Read"Wicked and provocativeVidal’s purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating." —Chicago TribuneIn his brilliant and dazzling new novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most fascinating periods of American political and social change. The time is 1917. In Washington, President Wilson is about to lead the United States into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will transform America: moving pictures.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

By Gore Vidal – United States (2001-05-30) [Paperback] (2001)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Broadway (May 30, 2001) ASIN: B001WAPYH6 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Palimpsest: A Memoir (1995)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Penguin (1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0140260897 ISBN-13: 978-0140260892 ASIN: B000H65KFW Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,134,901 in Books (See Top 100 i…
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Empire: A Novel (2000)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To Read"Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider’s sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, is a wonderfully vivid documentary drama." —The New York Times Book ReviewIn this extraordinarily powerful epic Gore Vidal recreates America’s Gilded Age—a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Myra Breckinridge (Vintage International) (2019)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To Read“I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.” So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner’s Academy of Drama and Modeling.
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Camille Paglia

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated (2002)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadThe United States has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A. Beard called “perpetual war for perpetual peace.” The Federation of American Scientists has cataloged nearly 200 military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

1876: A Novel (2000)

 Best Gore Vidal Books To ReadGore Vidal’s Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.
Author(s): Gore Vidal

Best Gore Vidal Books to Read

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United States: Essays

Author(s): Gore Vidal
ID: 2908777, Publisher: Crown/Archetype, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub


Author(s): Gore Vidal
ID: 3149308, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

America first!: it's history, culture, and politics

Author(s): America First Committee.;Abbey, Edward;Buchanan, Patrick Joseph;Fulbright, James William;Kauffman, Bill;Kerouac, Jack;Lewis, Sinclair;Roosevelt, Alice Lee;Vidal, Gore
ID: 2596111, Publisher: Prometheus Books, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

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