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Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal

  • Oct 21, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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One of the master stylists of American literature, Gore Vidal now provides us with his uniquely irreverent take on America's founding fathers, bringing them to life at key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation.
"Pure Vidal. . . . "Inventing a Nation" is his edgy tribute to the way we were before the fall."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review
""[Vidal offers] details that enliven and . . . reflections on the past that point sharply to today." --Richard Eder, "New York Times
""An engaging [and] . . . unblinking view of our national heroes by one who cherishes them, warts and all."--Edmund S. Morgan, "New York Review of Books
""[Vidal's] quick wit flickers over the canonical tale of our republic's founding, turning it into a dark and deliciously nuanced comedy of men, manners, and ideas."--Amanda Heller, "Boston Sunday Globe"
"This entertaining and enlightening reappraisal of the Founders is a must for buffs of American civilization and its discontents."--"Booklist
""Gore Vidal . . . still understands American history backwards and forwards as few writers ever have."--David Kipen, "National Public Radio"

This book is 208 pages and can be bought at Amazon on this link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0300105924/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

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  • Sapna

    lovely relaxing morning with great company - looking forward to next time.

    October 22, 2012

  • Victoria

    I enjoyed the book but as I only had a passing knowledge of the 'players' prior to reading, I could have benefited from a 'cast of characters' and a timeline, in order to keep me focused. Verona was more than willing to answer questions posed by those of us less knowledgeable about the subject!

    October 22, 2012

  • Jessie H.

    Interesting commentary for readers who already know something about the subject,not for beginners

    October 22, 2012

  • Victoria

    Fortunately it appears as though i will have no issues getting in to central London as my end of the Picadilly line is working okay so anywhere along it will be fine with me. However, I do have a ticket for a film in Leicester Square at 12.15...
    I can always duck out early though as I knew I might not be able to fit everything in!

    October 15, 2012

  • Sapna

    hiya, both jubilee and met lines are down, so i can get a lift to the nearest bakerloo line station and get into central london that way. any location near the bakerloo line is fine, but obviously this has to work for the rest of the group too :)

    October 15, 2012

  • Sapna

    any chance of getting a location soon ...really don't want to cancel last minute if I physically can't get there :(

    October 15, 2012

    • Verona

      Hi Sapna, I have shortlisted a few venues, but why don't you let me know which areas of central London you would be able to get to, and I'll choose something around there.

      October 15, 2012

  • Vasanthi

    Hi Victoria,
    Reading Lolita in Tehran is now going to be an early December sessions, which I will post up shortly. cheers, Vasanthi

    October 8, 2012

  • Sapna

    will the location be in central london ( I just need to account for any tube disruptions) ?

    October 2, 2012

    • Verona

      yes, it will be somewhere in central London, I'll have a think about a good venue. There really are a lot of tubes down that weekend...

      October 3, 2012

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