Cover of: The last empire | Gore Vidal

The last empire

essays 1992-2000

1st ed.

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
814/.54
Library of Congress
PS3543.I26 L37 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
465 p. ;
Number of pages
465

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6790465M
Internet Archive
lastempireessays00vida_0
ISBN 10
0385501544
LC Control Number
00052320
Library Thing
44183
Goodreads
427075
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