The Last Empire: Essays 1992 - 2000 (4 cassettes)
by Gore Vidal
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Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hard bound
Topics: Democracy: Theory & Practice, History: Local to Global, Race & Civil Rights, United States
Description: This is a set of 4 cassettes. Performed by Dan Cashman.
'The Last Empire' is Gore Vidal's ninth collection of essays. As in the previous volumes, Vidal displays unparalleled range and inimitable style as he deals with matters literary, historical, personal, and political. Love him or hate him as a novelist, you have to agree that Gore Vidal is one of our finest and most provocative essayists. His last major collection, 'United States: Essays 1952-1992', won the National Book Award. This grouping contains some dandies, such as his tributes to Dawn Powell and Mark Twain; his scourging of recent American presidents; and "The Shredding of the Bill of Rights," his much-discussed Vanity Fair piece on the national security state.
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