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EMPIRE; A novel

VIDAL, Gore

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ISBN 10: 0394561236 / ISBN 13: 9780394561233
Published by Random House, NY, 1987
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8vo, pp. 486. Author's signature on blank. Dark blue cloth. Owner's embosed stamp on flyleaf and blank. A nice copy in little scuffed and faded dj. First Random House edition, second printing. Bookseller Inventory # 54888

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Title: EMPIRE; A novel

Publisher: Random House, NY

Publication Date: 1987

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Empire: A Novel

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dal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is a wonderfully vivid documentary drama." —The New York Times Book Review

In this extraordinarily powerful epic Gore Vidal recreates America's Gilded Age—a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries. In a vivid and beathtaking work of fiction, where the fortunes of a sister and brother intertwine with the fates of the generation, their country, and some of the greatest names of their day, including President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, William and Henry James, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the Whitneys, Gore Vidal sweeps us from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, from the salvaged republic of Lincoln to a nation boldly reaching for the world.
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