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  • The Last Empireby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 17.95

    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.... more...

  • Point to Point Navigationby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theatre, politics,... more...

  • Death Likes It Hotby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Death Likes it Hot , dashing P.R. man Peter Sargeant travels out to a posh beach community to help a wealthy socialite plan an end-of-summer party. His enjoyment of the sun, the surf, and the company of a lovely young fashion reporter is interrupted by the death of the socialite's niece: she mysteriously drowns while swimming on a crowded beach.... more...

  • Death in the Fifth Positionby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Death in the Fifth Position , dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is hired by a ballet company on the eve of a major upcoming performance.   Handling the press seems to be no problem, but when a rising star in the company is killed during the performance?dropped from thirty feet above the stage, crashing to her death in a perfect fifth position?Sargent... more...

  • Death Before Bedtimeby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Death Before Bedtime , dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president.  On the night before he?s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed.  No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself helping the police find the killer.  He deftly... more...

  • Hollywoodby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Hollywood marks the fifth episode in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire," his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the United States.         It is 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform... more...

  • Lincolnby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder... more...

  • Empireby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. ------While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her... more...

  • Burrby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Burr is the opening volume in Gore Vidal's great fictional chronicle of American history, each of which is being republished in the Modern Library .   Burr From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The Golden Ageby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling Narratives of Empire series-a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War. The historical novel is once again in vogue, and Gore Vidal stands as its undisputed American master. In his six... more...