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Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006 / Gore Vidal.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library B VI (Text) 30477000986830 Adult: Biography Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 VID (Text) 30032010390604 BIOGRAPHY Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 VIDAL, GORE (Text) 31951003041974 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 818.5409 V666 (Text) 51735011096038 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 0385517211 :
  • Physical Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Citation/References Note:
Bklst 09/01/2006
LJ 11/01/2006
PW 09/04/2006
Kirkus 09/01/2006
Subject: Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    "Celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics, and international society, where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made and lost. Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams ("the Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book's most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
  • Baker & Taylor
    In a follow-up to his best-selling Palimpsest, the iconoclastic novelist and critic continues the story of his eventful life, chronicling his odyssey through the worlds of literature, TV, film, theater, politics, and international society; his encounters with celebrities from every arena; and the illness and death of his long-time partner, Howard Austen. 75,000 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The novelist and critic continues the story of his eventful life, chronicling his odyssey through the worlds of literature, TV, film, theater, politics, and international society, and the illness and death of his long-time partner, Howard Austen.
  • Blackwell North Amer
    In Point to Point Navigation, the novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that are uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War Two.
    From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics, and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman's ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the "Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book's most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne.
  • Random House, Inc.
    The brilliant sequel to Gore Vidal’s acclaimed, bestselling memoir, Palimpsest.

    In Point to Point Navigation, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War II. As he says, “As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather.” It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards (mostly) eluded during his eventful life and for the way this memoir proceeds—far from linear but always on course.

    From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman’s ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the “Glorious Bird”), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book’s most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne.

    Elegiac yet vital and even ornery, Point to Point Navigation is a summing-up of Gore Vidal’s time on the planet that manages to be at once supremely entertaining, endlessly provocative, and thoroughly moving.

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