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Empire (1987) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: American Chronicles
Part: 5

Summary :

Empire, is Gore Vidal's prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her own fate. From the back offices of her Washington newspaper, Caroline confronts the two men who threaten to thwart her ambition: William Randolph Hearst and his protege, Blaise Sanford, Caroline's half brother. In their struggles for power the lives of brother and sister become intertwined with those of Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, as well as Astors, Vanderbilts, and Whitneys—all incarnations of America's Gilded Age.

Original title: Empire
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaOther

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