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greggkeller "Odd how Jefferson is now thought of as a sort of genius, a Virginia Leonardo. It is true he did a great number of things, from playing the fiddle to building houses to inventing dumbwaiters, but the truth is that he never did any one thing particularly well – except of course the pursuit of power. Yet his exuberant mediocrity in the arts is everywhere admired today, and quite unrecognized is his genius for politics." #GoreVidal #ThomasJefferson #history #fiction #historicalfiction #Burr #AaronBurr #FoundingFathers #AmericanChronicleSeries #books 3h

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jpeez I highly recommend this documentary on netflix. I hope lots of people agree. #netflix #documentary #gorevidal #SeeThroughTheFog #politics #americanpolitics #america 1d

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crustyjuggler Hands down, one of my favorite reads of all time. Noted now as the "definitive" accurate depiction of Washington DC during this momentous historical period. #lincoln #history #gorevidal #readabook #ilovetoread 4d
  •   deanna_reisch I'm always looking for a good book. I'll have to pick this one up. 2d
  •   crustyjuggler @deanna_reisch Dougs finishing it right now & loving it. Did you read "All the Light We Cannot See" yet? I think you'd really enjoy that a lot. Ask your husband for it. 2d

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supreme_elo_him "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it." #GoreVidal
The #Revolutionary #Veritism #Love #Movement #Let #Truth #Fall #Everywhere #WakeUp #Awake #Awakened #WakeUpAmerica #Perpetual #War #PerpetualWar
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pig_champion_rides_again I'm buying any and all second hand Gore Vidal books I see. At the rate I read books I'll be reading them for the rest of my life, but after hearing him speak and do interviews I think he was a great human. My life will be enhanced immeasurably, just by having thousands of his words around me. 1w

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ticklishtash Beauty & brilliance: #mariehelenearnaud and #samspiegel, #sttropez#1962.#gretagarbo used to call #sam, mr spieeegel. Tons of tales. #samspiegel remains only #hollywood#producer to have won three #bestpicture#oscars in 8 years. #gorevidal described him as ´spontaneously dishonest on every level.' #mariehelenearnaud#chic#muse#cocochanel.Sam#power#outrageous#authentic. 1w

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ticklishtash Flaunting #fabulous 39-23-35 figure, #elizabethtaylor in #suddenlylastsummer#1959. Her swimsuit#ascandaltothejaybirds. Film was nicknamed ´never mind the pansies.´ endless dramas on set. Her production company#campfilms.#director#joemankiewicz#stars#katherinehepburn#montgomeryclift screenplay#gorevidal#producer#samspiegel. 1w

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ticklishtash Tender for tenn:friday's theme. Found this portrait of #tennesseewilliams in #paris taken by #giselefreund. #liebe, reminds #suddenlylastsummer and my bio #samspiegel. #gorevidal used to call TW, #thebird and #thegloriousbird. #fun#humour#genius 1w

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