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The Resource Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Gore Vidal

Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Gore Vidal

Label
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson
Title
Inventing a nation
Title remainder
Washington, Adams, Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Gore Vidal, one of the master stylists of American literature and one of the most acute observers of American life and history, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of the formidable trio of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson."
  • "In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and other key figures who helped found the American Republic. Vidal's splendid and percipient prose animates key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation, and we come to know these men in ways we have not until now - their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life and illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they gave, and the institutions of government they fashioned. Above all, Inventing a Nation presents a powerful, compassionate, immensely moving portrait of George Washington, whose resolution, integrity, and intelligence rescued the fledgling Republic many times in its early days."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.4/092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.V57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
American icons series
Label
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Gore Vidal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm52721004
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780300101713
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015612
System control number
(OCoLC)52721004
Label
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Gore Vidal
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm52721004
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780300101713
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015612
System control number
(OCoLC)52721004

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