The Last Empire

The Last Empire : Essays 1992-2001

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Gore Vidal's new collection of essays shows him still writing at his finest. His comments on the deplorable state of American politics - from Bill Clinton to George Bush - are as apposite as ever and, controversially, there are two magnificent essays on the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh - who entered into an extraordinary correspondence with Vidal when he was in gaol - to the recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 164 x 202 x 22mm | 236g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349115281
  • 9780349115283
  • 734,721

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A collection of Gore Vidal's essays is always welcome, for wit, insight and passion rarely seen elsewhere in print. * SUNDAY TRIBUNE *
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About Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century and wrote 'The Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless bestsellers. He died on 31st July 2012.
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