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More From Gore Vidal
Like the man himself, Gore Vidal's scrapbook of the past half-century is unparalleled.
It bears repeating that there is no one like Vidal both in his grasp of American history and the array of mid-century American events with which he was connected: the Kennedys, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hollywood, and his well-publicized feuds with William Buckley and Norman Mailer. Seeing the past 50 years or so through Vidal's tchotkes is a nonpareil delight.