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Random House First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Author: Gore Vidal - Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal) was an American writer (novels, essays, screenplays, stage plays) and a public intellectual, who was known for his patrician manner, wit, and aphorisms. Vidal was born to a political family; his grandfather was Thomas Gore, U. S. Senator for Oklahoma (1907-21, 1931-37). As a member of the Democratic Party, Vidal twice ran for political office. As as political commentator, Vidal's subject was the United States, especially the imperialistic foreign policy, which reduced the U. S. To a decaying empire. His essays were published in The Nation, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books and Esquire. As a public intellectual, Gore Vidal was known for his continual quarrels with other public intellectuals and writers, such as William F. Buckley, Jr. , Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote. Of his fiction, "Myra Breckinridge" (1968) was a widely regarded novel of social mores; in the historical novel genre, "Julian" (1964) , "Burr" (1973) , and "Lincoln" (1984) are considered his best works. His third novel, "The City and the Pillar" (1948) , offended the sensibilities of conservative critics (literary and political) , because it featured unambiguous presentations of male homosexuality. Personally, Gore Vidal rejected the terms "homosexual" and "heterosexual" as inherently false labels, because he believed that men and women potentially are pansexual. "The idea for "An Evening with Richard Nixon" came to me after much brooding on the national amnesia. I decided that I would put a single two-hour entertainment the thirty-seventh President's career, using his own words -- and those of others. At the end of this narrative, it won't be be possible for anyone to say "Oh, I'm sure he never said that about China, or Truman, or price controls" or "compared his invasion of Cambodia with the Soviet's invasion of Czechoslovakia." Here it all is from the beginning to a few months ago...At the back of the book I have listed all the Nixon quotations and their sources." (Text from front flap of dust jacket) Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this work. Gore Vidal's signature appears on the top edge of the title page. This volume is bound in yellow paper-covered boards and a red cloth spine with stamped gilt lettering. Embossed letters "GV" on silver background can be seen on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings. The price-clipped dust jacket exhibits light shelfwear, with sunning to the spine. ; Signed by Author 35577 
Price: 75.15 USD
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