Washington DC kindle ↠ 432 pages

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Washington, D.C. kindle ↠ 432 pages ↠ Washington DC 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 McCarthy eraWidely regarded as Vidal's ultimate comment on how Merican political system degrades those who participate in it Washington DC 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 aspira This historical novel covers the period of US history that frames the Second World War The events and characters could easily be alive and active today It is part of Gore Vidal's Empire series of fiction based on American history

eBook Ð ¶ Gore Vidal

Washington DC 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 McCarthy eraWidely regarded as Vidal's ultimate comment on how the A Consider me scorned I thought Gore was sincere when he swept me away Burr left me panting It had balance it was uick but solid I nearly swooned Now Washington DC reeked of hyperbole; a kiss and tell where Vidal begs with glee look at me The novel is a settling of scores poised between ludicrous coincidences A moldy snapshot of cocktail parties and dirty deeds It is a Jackie Collins for the Beltway Now I'm not so sure If Gore comes a knocking I'll gird myself stay dressed but above all remain politeThere has been a lean towards a third star this evening I don't think the addition would be fair

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Washington D CTions 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 eart I've been reading all of the Empire series in chronological order of the plot and I like this one the least so far It seems to deal far less with real historical events and is of a melodrama between Vidal's characters than anything elseThat said Vidal is still a superb writer and still manages to provide great insight into a period of politics and American history This is a good and relatively uick read