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The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

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Paperback, Vintage Books USA, 2002, ISBN # 037572639X
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In an anthology of essays, Vidal shares his thoughts on a wide range of literary, historical, political, and personal subjects, from appreciation for Mark Twain to distressing developments in American politics.

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In an anthology of essays, Vidal shares his thoughts on a wide range of literary, historical, political, and personal subjects, from appreciation for Mark Twain to distressing developments in American politics.

Like his National Book Award--winning "United States, "Gore Vidal's scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire," "affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of subjects. From his celebrated profiles of Clare Boothe Luce and Charles Lindbergh and his controversial essay about the Bill of Rights-which sparked an extended correspondence with convicted Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh-to his provocative analyses of literary icons such as John Updike and Mark Twain and his trenchant observations about terrorism, civil liberties, the CIA, Al Gore, Tony Blair, and the Clintons, Vidal weaves a rich tapestry of personal anecdote, critical insight, and historical detail. Written between the first presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and the electoral crisis of 2000, The Last Empire is a sweeping coda to the last century's conflicted vision of the American dream.

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Number of Pages: 480
Original Languages: English
Author: Vidal, Gore
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: July, 2002
ISBN-13: 9780375726392
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 1.00 IN
ISBN-10: 037572639X
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