Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was born October 23, 1925. He is the author of over twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and more than two hundred essays. His "American Chronicle" novels take a revisionist look at American history from the Revolutionary War through the post-World War Two era.


Sometime in the late 1950s, that world-class gossip and occasional historian, John F. Kennedy, told me how, in 1948, Harry S. Truman had been pretty much abandoned by everyone when he came to run for president. Then an American Zionist brought him two million dollars in cash, in a suitcase, …