Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C

A Novel

Book - 2000
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With a New Introduction

Washington, D.C. , is the final installment in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire,his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past. It offers an illuminating portrait of our republic from the time of the New Deal to the McCar-thy era.

Widely regarded as Vidal's ultimate comment on how the American political system degrades those who participate in it, Washington, D.C. is a stunning tale of corruption and diseased ambitions. It traces the fortunes of James Burden Day, a powerful conservative senator who is eyeing the presidency; Clay Overbury, a pragmatic young congressional aide with political aspirations of his own; and Blaise Sanford, a ruthless newspaper tycoon who understands the importance of money and image in modern politics. With characteristic wit and insight, Vidal chronicles life in the nation's capital at a time when these men and others transformed America into "possibly the last empire on earth."

" Washington, D.C. may well be the finest of contemporary novels about the capital," said The New Yorker , and the Times Literary Supplement deemed it "a prodigiously skilled and clever performance."
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2000.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780375708770
0375708774
Branch Call Number: FICTION Vidal Gore
Characteristics: 422 p. ;,21 cm.

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