Go Advanced Search
 





The Golden Age by Gore Vidal

The Golden Age

by Gore Vidal


Title Details

Author
Narrator
 
Unabridged Edition
 
Running Time
17 Hrs. 30 Min.
Share This

Description

The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II 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 II, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against communism. 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.

The Golden Age offers up United States history as only Gore Vidal can, with unrivaled penetration, wit, and high drama, allied to a classical view of human fate. It is a supreme entertainment that will also change listeners' understanding of American history and power.


People Who Liked The Golden Age Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Cuban Missile Crisis in Retrospect
by Theodore C. Sorensen

  The Great Society
by Lyndon Johnson

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T002001
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
Cassette
0553502654