1 de sept. de 1998 · Gore Vidal, Arthur Naiman (editor) 3.82. 125 ratings19 reviews. An entertaining, insightful history of the men who've held the office, from the division between Jefferson and Hamilton through Bill Clinton's campaign for national health care. Genres History PoliticsNonfiction.
In the American Conservative article "My Pen Pal Gore Vidal" (2012), Bill Kauffman reported that Vidal's favorite American politician, during his lifetime, was Huey Long (1893–1935), the populist Governor (1928–32) and Senator (1932–35) from Louisiana, who also had perceived the essential, one-party nature of U.S. politics and ...
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Consisting of the text of a three-part British TV series, with a brief afterword added, it's an extremely condensed thumbnail history of the institution of the presidency, from its almost accidental beginnings in the aftermath of the Revolution to the office's present-day decay into what Vidal gleefully dismisses as a glorified broadcasting job.
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Gore Vidal's American Presidency: With Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Saddam Hussein, John Kennedy Jr..
1 de jul. de 2002 · As his literary life continues, Gore Vidal delivers a blow to the solar plexus of the American Empire. Demolishing the ridiculous myths surrounding the presidency as a noble and fine institution, the author presents a short, dynamite-laden essay leaving no stone unturned and no president untouched.
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