United States: Essays 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal

This book is a collection of essays written over a 40-year period, providing an insightful commentary on the political, historical, and cultural landscape of the United States. The author's sharp wit and incisive analysis are evident as he discusses a wide range of topics, from literature and the arts to politics and public life. His observations on American society, its leaders, and its institutions offer a critical perspective on the evolution of the nation during the second half of the 20th century.

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Total Points: 81

Since this book was first published in 1993, there is a penalty of 30.4%. The age adjusted score is 56.38.

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