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    This breezy chatty narrative of events of the founding era is hard to categorize Gore Vidal jumps from one topic to another and backwards and forwards in time seemingly as the mood strikes him Although there is an index of topics as one woul

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    If you enjoy your history with a partisan flavor and a good dose of skepticism you will immensely enjoy Inventing A Nation Gore Vidal's romp through early American history Gore begins with 1786 as Washington prepares to lead the constitutional convention It's refreshing to go beyond the glowing myths we are fed in high school and see the great men with all their foibles flaws that somehow make them even a little greater in my estimation

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    In 1968 I watched Gore Vidal and William Buckley spar as commentators to the political conventions of that year Never before or since has there ever been such a display of intelligence and insight at any political gathering in our country's history When I ran across this book recently I had to pick it up in hopes of reading Vidal

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    I really enjoyed Vidal's Burr a biography of Aaron Burr so I was looking forward to reading this volume about the establishment of our government I was rather disappointed While Vidal is a superb writer his editorializing and clear political opinions ruined the book for me While I agree with many of his leanings the insertion of such seemed rather unprofessional Also some of his word choices in describing some of these c

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    I don’t really know very much about American History – I know some of the cliches of course it would be very hard not

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    As we Gore and I proceed it becomes clear that he is writing in the shadow of the 9 11 01 attack and our response including the passage of The Patriot Act He seeks links and parallels and wants the reader to appreciate them and their antecedents Maybe 5 stars is too much for this book which others may see as a screed For me it wa

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    Here Gore Vidal traces in short compass the careers of several of the 'Founders' of the American republic Altho George Washington John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are alone listed in the subtitle Alexander Hamilton is as m

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    This is my first Gore Vidal book and it might prove to be my last Vidal is undoubtedly erudite and his personal attachment to the historical

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    The cool thing about this book is that it takes a very humorous and not so politically correct look at the founding fathers Gore Vidal is the perfect writer to make such irreverent and comical observations No punches are pulled when describing the embarrassing aspects of the lives of the founding fathers He describes what it must have been like for the Washington couple to be having dinner with the Adams couple just after beginning the firs

  10. says:

    My feelings about Gore Vidal's Inventing a Nation Washington Adams Jefferson are decidedly mixed While I am glad we still have an historian and cultural critic like Gore Vidal around and having him seen him speak recently

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Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Gore Vidal

Midable 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 a Nation Washington PDFEPUB #236 convention halls and the salons of Washington Jefferson Adams and others We come to know these men through Vidal’s splendid and percipient prose in ways we have not up to now their opinions of each other their worr I don t really know very much about American History I know some of the cliches of course it would be very hard not to have picked those up over the years but the details are all a bit vague So when I saw this reviewed by Eric it looked amusing and so I thought I would give it a try The fact that it was written by Gore Vidal was certainly an appealing considerationThis was anything but a dry history It parted the curtains a little so as to look into the private lives of people like Washington and Adams and didn t do the usual stuff about Jefferson being a hypocrite around his keeping slaves and so on at least not only that The letters between Adams and his wife sound like a joy to read if I can ever track them down looks like they will be available at the library when I start uni next month The desc

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Inventing a Nation Washington Adams Jefferson

Gore Vidal’s uniuely irreverent Nation Washington eBook #9734 take on America’s founding fathers will enliven all future discussion of the enduring power of their nation building ideasGore Vidal one of the master stylists of American literature and one of the most acute observers of American Inventing a ePUB #192 life and history turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of the for In 1968 I watched Gore Vidal and William Buckley spar as commentators to the political conventions of that year Never before or since has there ever been such a display of intelligence and insight at any political gathering in our country s history When I ran across this book recently I had to pick it up in hopes of reading Vidal s insights The history he details is not new In fact it is than well known However his take on these events is than worth the read for those of us truly interested in this period of our history Sadly that should be all of us but that is very far from the case Those others will find this book well boring I guess I was haunted by an anecdote Vidal recounts at the end involving himself and JFK It was wondered how such great minds as those of our early founders were possible and why

Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Gore Vidal

Ies about money their concerns about creating a viable democracy Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation He also illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote the speeches they delivered and the institutions of government by which we still live More than two centuries later America is still largely governed by the ideas championed by this triumvirate