1967 Hardcover Book, Washington DC, Gore Vidal, First Edition, Political, Fiction, Literature, Historical Fiction, Novel
A hardcover book entitled Washington DC by Gore Vidal. The cover boards are tan with the embossed author's initials on the front cover and title on the spine in gold. This is a 1967 first edition.
Washington, D.C., is the final installment in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire, his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past (though it was published first). It offers an illuminating portrait of our republic from the time of the New Deal to the McCarthy era. Widely regarded as Vidal's ultimate comment on how the American political system degrades those who participate in it, Washington, D.C. 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 aspirations 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 earth."
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (1925 – 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing. As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal's principal subject was the history of the United States and its society, especially how the militaristic foreign policy reduced the country to a decadent empire. As a novelist, Vidal explored the nature of corruption in public and private life. His polished and erudite style of narration readily evoked the time and place of his stories, and perceptively delineated the psychology of his characters.
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
No Dust Jacket
Published by Random House -- 1967 First Edition
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