Washington, Part 3

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Ballantine Books, Sep 12, 1986 - Fiction - 384 pages
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"May well be the finest of contemporary novels about the capital." THE NEW YORKER From the New Deal to the McCarthy era, follow the lives of Blaise Sanford, the ruthless Washington newspaper tycoon...his son, Peter, a brilliant liberal editor both fascinated and repelled by the imperial city...Peter's beautiful and self-destructive sister, Enid...her husband, Clay Overbury, a charismatic and ambitious politician...and James Burden Day, the powerful conservative senator. In WASHINGTON, D.C., the incomparable Vidal presents the life of politics and society in the nation's capital in the final stages of "the last empire on Earth."

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Review: Washington, DC (Narratives of Empire #6)

User Review  - Pete Iseppi - Goodreads

Not as good as the previous books in this series. Read full review

Review: Washington, DC (Narratives of Empire #6)

User Review  - Nigel - Goodreads

A novel of pre-war politics and the dawn of the American Empire. Three men, the son of a newspaper tycoon, an aging but hale senator and the senator's poor but ambitious aide cross from the corridors ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

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