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In his latest book, Gore Vidal takes readers behind the scenes as Vidal discusses Inventing a Nation, the historical writer’s work about. Gore Vidal, Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (New Haven, CT: Yale: University Press, , £). Pp. ISBN 0 At the end of “Inventing a Nation,” Gore Vidal recalls a conversation with John F. Kennedy at Hyannis in Kennedy was complaining about.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Gore Vidal, one of the master stylists of American literature and one of the most acute observers of American life and history, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of the formidable trio of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms and bedroomsthe convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and others. We come to know these men, through Vidal’s splendid and percipient prose, in ways we have not up to now-their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy.


Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation. He also illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they delivered, and the institutions of government by which we still live. More than two centuries later, America is still largely governed by the ideas championed by this triumvirate.

INVENTING A NATION: Washington, Adams, Jefferson

Inventing a Nation is his edgy tribute to the way we were before the fall. Morgan, New York Review of Books “[Vidal’s] quick wit flickers over the canonical tale of our republic’s founding, turning it into a dark and deliciously nuanced comedy of men, manners, and ideas.

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Gore Vidal: ‘Inventing a Nation’ : NPR

Inventing a Nation Gore Vidal. Andy Warhol Arthur C. Frankly, My Dear Molly Haskell. Fred Astaire Joseph Epstein. Wall Street Steve Fraser. Jackson Pollock Evelyn Toynton. Bob Dylan David Yaffe. The Hamburger Josh Ozersky. inveenting


Gore Vidal’s ‘Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson’ – Los Angeles Times

Nearest Thing to Heaven Mark Kingwell. The Hollywood Sign Leo Braudy. Joe DiMaggio Jerome Charyn. Our Hero Tom De Haven.

The Liberty Bell Gary B. Unwarranted Influence James Ledbetter.

The Gateway Arch Tracy Campbell. The Big House Stephen Invemting. Review quote “[Vidal offers] details that enliven and. About Gore Vidal Gore Vidal, novelist, essayist, and playwright, is one of America’s great men of letters. Among his many books are United States: Essays winner of the National Book AwardBurr: Book ratings by Goodreads.

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