The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

by Gore Vidal

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The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of subjects. From his celebrated profiles of Clare Boothe Luce and Charles Lindbergh and his controversial essay about the Bill of Rights–which sparked an extended correspondence with convicted Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh–to his provocative analyses of literary icons such as John Updike and Mark Twain and his trenchant observations about terrorism, civil liberties, the CIA, Al Gore, Tony Blair, and the Clintons, Vidal weaves a rich tapestry of personal anecdote, critical insight, and historical detail. Written between the first presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and the electoral crisis of 2000, The Last Empire is a sweeping coda to the last century’s conflicted vision of the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375726392
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/11/2002
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 792,045
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gore Vidal divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

Hometown:

La Rondinaia, a villa in Ravello, Italy; and Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 3, 1925

Place of Birth:

West Point, New York

Education:

Attended St. Albans. Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, 1943. No college.

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