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    • The Last Empire

    • Essays 1992-2000
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Collection a reminder of what patriotism truly is

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Inventing a Nation

    • Washington, Adams, Jefferson
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht, Gore Vidal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Being with Gore Vidal

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 12-20-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lincoln

    • A Novel
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 31 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal’s fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr; 1876; Washington, D.C.; Empire; and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him. During the next four years there will be numerous plots to murder this man who has sworn to unite a disintegrating nation.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Point to Point Navigation

    • A Memoir
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Gore Vidal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Digressive, like an old man's reveries

    • By margot on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Burr

    • A Novel
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Here is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated - and misunderstood - figures among the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many. But he is determined to tell his own story, and he chooses to confide in a young New York City journalist. Burr is the first novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Best Man

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Political Drama

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Golden Age

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • remarkable novel, remarkable history

    • By connie on 05-16-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Golden Age

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Myra Breckinridge

    • A Novel
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Michelle Hendley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess." So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner's Academy of Drama and Modeling. Myra has a secret that only her surgeon shares; a passion for classic Hollywood films, which she regards as the supreme achievements of Western culture; and a sacred mission to bring heteronormative civilization to its knees. Fifty years after its first publication unleashed gales of laughter, delight, and ferocious dissent, Myra's moment to instruct and delight has once again arrived.

    Regular price: $24.99