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By Gore Vidal

ISBN-10: 0385500750

ISBN-13: 9780385500753

The Golden Age is the concluding quantity in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling Narratives of Empire series-a particular festival of the nationwide event from the United States' access into international struggle to the top of the Korean War.

The Golden Age is Vidal's crowning fulfillment, a colourful tapestry of yankee political and cultural existence from 1939 to 1954, while the epochal occasions of worldwide struggle and the chilly battle reworked the United States, as soon as and for all, for solid or unwell, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to those occasions are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper writer became Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and writer of the self reliant highbrow magazine the yankee notion. They adventure at the start hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to convey a reluctant country into international battle , and later, the activities of Harry Truman that dedicate the kingdom to a decades-long twilight fight opposed to Communism-developments they regard with a marked skepticism, although they lead to an American international empire. The locus of those occasions is Washington, D.C., but the Hollywood movie and the cultural facilities of recent York additionally play major components. as well as presidents, the particular characters who look so vividly within the pages of The Golden Age contain Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, sunrise Powell-and Gore Vidal himself.

The Golden Age bargains up usa background as simply Gore Vidal can, with unmatched penetration, wit, and excessive drama, allied to a classical view of human destiny. it's a very best leisure that would additionally swap readers' realizing of yankee historical past and tool.

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The Golden Age is the concluding quantity in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling Narratives of Empire series-a specified competition of the nationwide event from the United States' access into international struggle to the top of the Korean War.

The Golden Age is Vidal's crowning fulfillment, a colourful tapestry of yank political and cultural lifestyles from 1939 to 1954, whilst the epochal occasions of global conflict and the chilly warfare reworked the USA, as soon as and for all, for stable or sick, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to those occasions are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D. C. , newspaper writer became Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and writer of the autonomous highbrow magazine the yank thought. They event at the beginning hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to deliver a reluctant state into global warfare , and later, the activities of Harry Truman that dedicate the state to a decades-long twilight fight opposed to Communism-developments they regard with a marked skepticism, although they result in an American international empire. The locus of those occasions is Washington, D. C. , but the Hollywood movie and the cultural facilities of latest York additionally play major components. as well as presidents, the particular characters who seem so vividly within the pages of The Golden Age contain Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, sunrise Powell-and Gore Vidal himself.

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Lanny, having been raised in Europe, didn’t mind. The head of the household was Sir Alfred, a crotchety but sociable old baronet with white hair, and mustaches still dark, who had difficulty in paying his debts but was happy collecting materials on the twentieth-century English drama. The crippled son had had his parents’ support through the years while he was struggling to be a writer, and now that he had made good as a dramatist he helped pay the family debts and tried to keep his father from spending more than he would ever have.

That was the difficulty in relations with France; the governments changed so rapidly, and policies changed with them; you could never be sure where you stood. Politicians may come and politicians may go but the old school tie goes on forever. These friends knew all about Lanny’s misadventures in Germany and made allowances for his extreme views on the subject of Nazism. They might be made to serve very useful purposes; for one thing, as a counterweight to French political upstarts who had a tendency to become extremely arrogant, on account of their country’s great store of gold; and for a second thing, as a check upon Russia.

I will give you five hundred dollars today—it is all I can spare at the moment; but I will give you a thousand or two now and then, as I am able to earn it by selling pictures. ” “I feel quite sure there will be no interference with my movements. I have my business, which is bevorzugt—it brings foreign exchange to your country. ” declared the visitor, with decision. ” XII So here was Lanny “putting his foot in it” again; indulging that vice, displaying that weakness which was the despair of his three families; that inability to say No to persons who prated about “social justice” and promised compensation to the poor at the expense of the rich.

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