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Point to point navigation: a memoir, 1964 to 2006User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The title of this sequel to prolific author Vidal's 1995 memoir,Palimpsest , refers to navigating not with a compass but by memory of landmarks. Here, the demise of those near and dear to him is often ... Read full review
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