Inventing A Nation

Washington, Adams, Jefferson
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.23 hours)
Product Number: Z00777
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449886714
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Gore Vidal, one of the master stylists of American literature and an acute observer of American life and history, turns his 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, Jefferson, Adams and others. We come to know these men, their opinions of each other, their worries about money and their concerns about creating a viable democracy.

Author(s): Gore Vidal
Genre: History


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Inventing A Nation
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Product Number:Z00777
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Professional reviews

"Vidal's disarming style, joined with Paul Hecht's knowing narration, makes for an informative listening experience. Whether we're peering into the peccadilloes, ego, or cash flow problems of our Founding Fathers or analyzing how important battles and ideological concepts formed this country, this audiobook amuses and enlightens. The wry "you are there" style, along with occasional flash-forwards to the United States of today, provides a meaty and thought-provoking look at history. Vidal's scholarship, political savvy, and insights into the drives and motivations of men like Washington and Adams, combined with the warm narration, lead one to the end of the final CD all too quickly. D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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