Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born Eugene Luther Vidal, later adopting the surname of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, as his first name. Well known as a novelist, an essayist, a playwright, and a social and political commentator, he was the author of numerous novels—the first, Williwaw, written when he was twenty-one—as well as scripts for film, television and the stage, including the extremely successful The Best Man and Visit to a Small Planet. His other novels include Myra Breckenridge (1968), as well as thehistorical novels in the series Narratives of Empire, which includes Burr (1973), 1876 (1976), Lincoln (1984), Empire (1987), Hollywood (1990), and The Golden Age (2000). He won the National Book Award in 1993 for his book of essays, United States: Essays (1952–1992).
Yet, impressive for the background Gore must have possessed in biblical literature and religious studies, and casting light on the scholarly debates regarding... Read more
Read several times, cannot understand why Amazon does not produce a Kindle version of this wonderful and very funny book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Valentin Natalukha
Vidal slays the dragon that is human spiritual bondage to an insane premise, with a bunch of laughs to keep us interested.Published 14 months ago by gary f lighthall
An outstanding satire that reveals all we suspected about the tricks and double-dealing of Hollywood insiders since the silent days.Published 16 months ago by Cubanologist
Can;t beat anyone since Vidal for avoiding old cliches and making the public aware of the richness of our vocabulary.Published on May 28, 2013 by Len Wheeler
When describing Live From Golgotha by Gore Vidal, the word iconoclastic would represent extreme under-statement. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Philip Spires
This is one of the best work of late Gore Vidal. The phenomenal artistic imagination combined with one of the highest level of cultural and political satire achieved makes the... Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by I. Ivanov