1876: a novel

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Random House, 1976 - Fiction - 364 pages
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The third volume of Gore Vidal's series of historical novels aimed at demythologizing the American past, 1876 explores the political scandals of the Grant administration and the intrigues of that year's presidential election. Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to America after his self-imposed exile, hoping to arrange a marriage for his daughter Emma, but the two soon find themselves at the centers of American social and political power at a time when the fading ideals of the young republic were being replaced by the excitement of empire.

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Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

If you think politics is bad today, you can find precedent in our history. The election of 1876 was won by Governor Tilden with a 250,000 vote plurality, but it was stolen from him in the electoral ... Read full review

Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Cian Beirdd - Goodreads

I was torn with this book. The details, characterizations, the intimate knowledge of the period were mesmerizing. Previous readers have mentioned that the narration is first person and consistently ... Read full review

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