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  • Julian | Gore Vidal

    Julian

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The Roman emperor Julian (331 or 332-363) was a member of the illustrious family of Constantine the Great, who was his grandfather. He was named Caesar of the western provinces by Emperor Constantius II in 355. Amazingly, he turned out to be a military leader of genius and cleared Gaul of the German threat. In 360, Julian was proclaimed Augustus (emperor) of the entire Roman Empire by his troops in Gaul.

    Joshua says: "An Old Favorite, Brought To Life"
  • The Golden Age | Gore Vidal

    The Golden Age

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
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    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire.

    Also available abridged.

    connie says: "remarkable novel, remarkable history"
  • Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson | Gore Vidal

    Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht, Gore Vidal
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    Volumes have been written about George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but no previous work captures the intimate and vital details the way Inventing a Nation does. Vidal's consummate skill takes you into the minds and private rooms of these great men, illuminating their opinions of one another and their concerns about crafting a workable democracy.

    Qbook says: "Cynical But Good"
  • Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir | Gore Vidal

    Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Gore Vidal
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    In this extraordinary memoir, Vidal recalls his accomplishments and defeats, discusses the friends and enemies he has made, and contemplates the nature of mortality. In the Navy, Vidal was forced to use point to point navigation whenever compasses failed. It is an apt analogy for his life, which has been filled with triumphs as well as controversies. Vidal has had relationships with innumerable luminaries, including President Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, and Greta Garbo.

    Catherine says: "Point to Point Navigation"
  • The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 | Gore Vidal

    The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
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    The Last Empire is Gore Vidal's ninth collection of essays in the course of his distinguished literary career. Vidal displays unparalleled range and inimitable style as he offers incisive observations about terrorism, civil liberties, the CIA, Al Gore, Tony Blair, and the Clintons, interwoven with 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 still-existing conflicted vision of the American dream.

    Amazon Customer says: "Collection a reminder of what patriotism truly is"
  • The Best Man | Gore Vidal

    The Best Man

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, and others
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    This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant in Vidal's 1960 setting are strangely similar what is going on today. Includes an interview with actors Fred Thompson and Marsha Mason.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Political Drama"
  • The Golden Age | Gore Vidal

    The Golden Age

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Kathryn Walker
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    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire.

    Also available unabridged.

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