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Washington, D.C.: a novel

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Vintage International,
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1st Vintage International ed.
With a New Introduction 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. It offers an illuminating portrait of our republic from the time of the New Deal to the McCar-thy 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." " Washington, D.C. may well be the finest of contemporary novels about the capital," said The New Yorker , and the Times Literary Supplement deemed it "a prodigiously skilled and clever performance."
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series American chronicle
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subject_facet Historical fiction, Legislators -- Fiction, Political fiction, Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
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title_full Washington, D.C. : a novel / Gore Vidal
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topic_facet Legislators, Political fiction