Bush became the early front-runner, acquiring unprecedented funding and a broad base of leadership support based on his governorship of Texas and the name recognition and connections of the Bush family. Former cabinet member George Shultz played an important early role in securing establishment Republican support for Bush. The group, which was "looking for a candidate for with good political instincts, someone they could work with", was impressed, and Shultz encouraged him to enter the race. Pat Buchanan dropped out to run for the Reform Party nomination.
Early life[ edit ] Eugene Louis Vidal was born in the cadet hospital of the U. The middle name, Louis, was a mistake on the part of his father, "who could not remember, for certain, whether his own name was Eugene Louis or Eugene Luther".
Albans school, where Vidal attended preparatory school. The baptismal ceremony was effected so he "could be confirmed [into the Episcopal faith]" at the Washington Cathedral, in Februaryas "Eugene Luther Gore Vidal".
Military Academy, the exceptionally athletic Vidal Sr. Subsequently, he competed in the Summer Olympics and in the Summer Olympics seventh in the decathlonand coach of the U. Auchincloss and to Robert Olds.
She also had "a long off-and-on affair" with the actor Clark Gable. Given the blindness of his maternal grandfather, Senator Thomas Pryor Goreof Oklahoma, Vidal read aloud to him, and was his Senate pageand his seeing-eye guide. Albans School on his first European trip, to visit Italy and France.
When the Second World War began in early September, the group was forced to an early return home; on his way back, he and his colleagues stopped in Great Britain, and they met the U.
Sharpest Tongue in the West, Roy Hattersley said that "for reasons he never explained, he [Vidal] did not go on to HarvardYaleor Princetonwith other members of his social class. Later, Vidal passed the examinations necessary to become a maritime warrant officer junior grade in the Transportation Corps, and subsequently served as first mate of the F.
After three years in service, Warrant Officer Gene Vidal suffered hypothermiadeveloped rheumatoid arthritis and, consequently, was reassigned to duty as a mess officer. These include, from antiquity: AD ; and from the post-Renaissance: Thomas Love Peacock — and George Meredith — More recent literary figures by whom his work was influenced include: Twenty years from now, you will still be attacked for it".
The Edgar Box genre novels sold well and earned black-listed Vidal a secret living. Two early teleplays were A Sense of Justice and Honor. Roosevelt and Myra Breckinridgea satire of the American movie business, by way of a school of dramatic arts owned by a transsexual woman, the eponymous anti-heroine.
A Novel in the Form of a MemoirVidal concentrated upon the essay and developed two types of fiction. The first type is about American history, novels specifically about the nature of national politics.
The historical novels formed the seven-book series, Narratives of Empire: The novel was published without four chapters that were part of the manuscript he submitted to the publisher; years later, Vidal restored the chapters to the text and re-published the novel Creation in The second type of fiction is the topical satire, such as Myron the sequel to Myra Breckinridge ; Kalkiabout the end of the world and the consequent ennui; Duluthan alternate universe story; Live from Golgothaabout the adventures of Timothy, Bishop of Macedonia, in the early days of Christianity and The Smithsonian Institutiona time-travel story.
Non-fiction[ edit ] In the U. Even his blind spots are illuminating. In the essay anthology Armageddon Vidal explored the intricacies of power political and cultural in the contemporary U. His criticism of the incumbent U. Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta and Imperial America, critiques of American expansionism, the military-industrial complexthe national security state and the George W.
Vidal also wrote a historical essay about the U. Inhe published a memoir Palimpsest and in its follow-up volume, Point to Point Navigation. Earlier that year, Vidal had published Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories.
Because of his matter-of-fact treatment of same-sex relations in such books as The City and The Pillar, Vidal is often seen as an early champion of sexual liberation. That is a fact of our condition. And we are all responsive to sexual stimuli from our own as well as from the opposite sex.
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