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A unique Life,
This review is from: Palimpsest: A Memoir (Paperback)
Few people have had the experience that Gore Vidal has been fortunate to know and we are never likely to read of anything like it again. His father was FDR's Secretary of Air and from an early age GV was rubbing shoulders with the famous and the talented. He has a lovely easy style of writing and is never conceited nor condescending. He can give a unique insight into most of the significant American events of the second half of the awful 20th century, and can reveal what famous people such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Kennedys, were like -- as people. And this also includes member of the Royal Family, some of whom he new as friends. It can be deliciously gossipy in places, but that only makes it all the more delightful.