Washington DC Author:Gore Vidal Washington, D.C. is a story of national politics from the New Deal to the McCarthy era, superbly blending historical figures with fictional characters to create a stunning and illuminating portrait of our country. — Follow the lives of Blaise Sanford, the ruthless Washington newspaper tycoon; his son Peter, a liberal editor both fascinated and re... more »pelled by the imperial city; Peter's beautiful and self-destructive sister, Enid; her husband, Clay Overhury, a charismatic and ambitious politician; and James BUrden Day, the powerful, conservative senator.
In Washington, D.C., Vidal presents the life of politics and society in the nation's capital in the final stages of "the last empire on Earth."
"AN INTELLIGENT, GRACEFUL WRITER, REMARKABLY CONVINCING, ALWAYS TASTEFUL...A PLEASURE TO READ...A MASTER OF PLACE AND DIALOGUE." - Eliot Fremont-Smith
"A SERIOUS NOVEL, WRITTEN BY A MAN WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT POLITICS IS ABOUT...If Mr. Vidal had only nerve one might dismiss him. But when nerve is combined with talent and intellect, one must take notice. One must applaud - with vigor." - Chicago Daily News
"Vidal picks an assortment of on-target polical themes, adds several pinches of off-beat sex, and cooks it all over a good melodramatically licking flame....a 'page turner.'" - The New York Times Book Review
"Exciting stuff...Gore Vidal's Washington is...a Sodom of political corruption and diseased ambitions wherein the life expectancy of a good intention is about that of a snowball in hell." - Boston Globe« less