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The golden age : a novel, Gore Vidal

Label
The golden age : a novel
Title
The golden age
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism - developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Wilkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell - and Gore Vidal himself."--Jacket
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Summary
A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060567
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3543.I26
LC item number
G65 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
American chronicle (Gore Vidal)
Series volume
0007
Target audience
adult
Label
The golden age : a novel, Gore Vidal
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1966140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780385500753
Lccn
00043071
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44174305
  • (OCoLC)44174305
Label
The golden age : a novel, Gore Vidal
Link
Publication
Control code
1966140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780385500753
Lccn
00043071
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44174305
  • (OCoLC)44174305

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