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From the Publisher" Wicked and provocative. . . . Vidal's purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating."
" Vidal succeeds in making his history alive and plausible."
—The New York Times
" Vidal's originality derives from his as-
surance that he can create and command the American history of his novels, as much as he can their imaginary components. No other American writer I know of has Vidal's sense of national proprietorship. He summons the entire American scene into his confident voice. Vidal's presump-
tions work marvelously well for his intentions."
The New York Review of Books
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Burr • Lincoln • 1876 ¸
Empire • Washington, D.C.