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by Gore Vidal

  • Author: Gore Vidal
  • ISBN: 0679602852
  • ISBN13: 978-0679602859
  • ePub: 1494 kb | FB2: 1265 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Modern Library; First Edition Thus edition (February 24, 1998)
  • Pages: 697
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 598
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Burr: A Novel (Modern Library) ePub download

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of theĀ . Burr is the opening volume in Gore Vidal's great fictional chronicle of American history, each of which is being republished in the Modern Library.

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. -- -While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her own fate.

Gore Vidal's "Burr" is everything an historical novel should be, and more. Aaron Burr, along with Benedict Arnold, were America's original bad boys. Vidal's novel goes a long way in humanizing Burr, but does not necessarily minimize his notoriety

Gore Vidal's "Burr" is everything an historical novel should be, and more. Vidal's novel goes a long way in humanizing Burr, but does not necessarily minimize his notoriety. Rather, Vidal's novel reflects a plausible portrait of the only vice-president to literally get away with murder. Vidal does equally well personifying Burr's contemporaries.

Modern Library 100 Best Novels. The purpose of the list was to "to bring the Modern Library to public attention" and stimulate sales of its books.

In this fictional memoir, the elderly Aaron Burr recounts his long life, during which this hero of the American Revolution served as vice president under Thomas Jefferson, killed Alexander Hamilton. A historical novel with portraits of Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst illuminates Roosevelt's Washington, America's Gilded Age, and the expanding American empire. The third in Vidal's American Chronicle series.

Burr is the opening volume in Gore Vidal's great fictional chronicle of American history, each of which is being republished in the Modern Library. I want to read this book. The 1919th greatest fiction book of all time. This book is on the following lists: - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue).

Gore Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal Jr. on October 3, 1925 at the . Military Academy at West Point, New York. He did not go to college but attended St. Albans School in Washington and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1943. Once he moved to Hollywood, he wrote television dramas, screenplays, and plays.

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Vidal takes us behind the scenes and shows us a more tarnished view of the Founding Fathers.

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years. Vidal takes us behind the scenes and shows us a more tarnished view of the Founding Fathers.

Burr is the opening volume in Gore Vidal's great fictional chronicle of American history, each of which is being republished in the Modern Library .  Burr
Manemanu
Really! Amazingly written & educates on the sly. I was not exactly thrilled with Myra/Myron, but everything else he's written is 5 stars+.
Whitescar
As an historian, I have always doubted the guilt of Aaron Burr whose greatest curse seems to have been his willingness to consider both sides of an issue. As a 'middle-of-the-roader' he was not much liked by persons with stronger opinions. If we recall how nearly Burr came to winning the presidency from Jefferson, consider how his temperment at the time was viewed, and note the support he received at his trial, and from whom, the reader ought to be left with questions which, as a reviewer with a legal background concluded, creates serious doubt as to Burr's purpose and guilt. Burr's Americanism is proved by the way he accepted what he knew was political policy of the day; government condemned individuals rather than accept blame for filibustering schemes gone awry.
Samardenob
Burr is intelligent and insightful as well as fun and interesting. The book chronicles the life of the notorious Aaron Burr from his days as a soldier in the American Revolution to his term as Vice President and his treason trial. And it culminates in an thoughtful vision of the man's remaining years. Vidal's book is brilliant and refreshing in its portrayals of the founding fathers, particularly Burr, Hamilton, and Washington. A must read for anyone who loves fiction, history, and good writing.
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