Gore Vidal

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Gore Vidal


Born
in West Point, New York, The United States
October 03, 1925

Died
July 31, 2012

Genre

Influences


Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation (through marriage) to Jacqueline Kennedy.

Vidal ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic. He was a lifelong isolationist Democrat. As well known for his essays as his novels, Vidal wrote for The Nation, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books and Esquire.

Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy. In addition to this, he char
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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "C"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

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MR. MIDSHIPMAN HORNBLOWER BY C.S. FORESTER
 
  8 votes, 21.1%

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ALASKA BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  4 votes, 10.5%

Creation A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

CREATION BY GORE VIDAL
 
  4 votes, 10.5%

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RABBLE IN ARMS BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
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MEN OF IRON BY HOWARD PYLE
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

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KIDNAPPED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

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BURR BY GORE VIDAL
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

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JULIAN BY GORE VIDAL
 
  2 votes, 5.3%

The Lively Lady by Kenneth Lewis RobertsKenneth Lewis Roberts

THE LIVELY LADY BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

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  1 vote, 2.6%

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