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ユーザー レビュー  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

"Although Americans justify their self-interest in moral terms, their true interest is never itself moral. Yet, paradoxically, only Americans - a few, that is- ever try to be moral in politics ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - maryreinert - www.librarything.com

I read this after "1876" and had a bit more trouble following it although there were definitely signs of Vidal's great writing. Troubled times for the early founding fathers with very little agreement ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - abycats - LibraryThing

This was a selection for our book club. Unfortunately, I have a visceral dislike for Gore Vidal in almost any format and was unable to push past that and his rather dense and turgid writing style in order to complete the book. Others in our group loved it. These things are always so individual. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - ACPortoNovo - LibraryThing

Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing

This is a magnificent novel. While not as good as his Lincoln (what could be?) it is a humorous and sarcastic venture through early American history. I watched an interview of Mr. Vidal a while ago ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

I read Burr many years ago and enjoyed the irreverent attitude Burr (and others) had towards the Founding Fathers. I recently decided to re-read this before reading the rest of Gore Vidal's Narratives ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

Gore Vidal's Burr: A Novel represents the best type of historical fiction. Vidal does not bind himself to historical fact except where it enhances the narrative, at times moving people through time or ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - amelish - LibraryThing

Surviving the gloomy, gothically unhumorous Cloudsplitter has left me with little patience for “true historical fiction,” but Burr is all right, I guess. His character is never really fleshed out ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - librken - LibraryThing

Absolutely fantastic. It gives a penetrating look at the frailties of our new republic and also serves as a touchstone to our current times. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Vidal writes great historical fiction and this is a great one for him. Character motivation makes for a wonderful focus. レビュー全文を読む


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