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The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution

A Novel

by Gore Vidal
CD-Audio
Publication Date: 09/06/2020
  $45.25

It's 1939, and a teenage math genius is mysteriously summoned to the Smithsonian Institution, where a crash program to develop the atomic bomb is being conducted in the basement. The boy turns out to hold the key to both the secrets of nuclear fission and breakthroughs in the time continuum. As he brainstorms with Robert Oppenheimer, he catches a glimpse of the coming war and becomes determined to ward off the cataclysm. In a race against time--and surrounded by figures from American history past and present, including Albert Einstein, Grover Cleveland, and Abraham Lincoln--he battles to save not just himself, but humanity.

Gore Vidal has written some of the finest and most inventive novels in modern times. Readers of such bestsellers as Burr, Lincoln, Duluth, and 1876 will revel in this, his latest foray into the American scene. A brilliant and vividly imaginative tale about some of the key events of the twentieth century, The Smithsonian Institution is a dramatic masterwork of comedy and allusion.

ISBN:
9781543696219
9781543696219
Category:
Fiction & related items
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
09-06-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
139.7x165.1x28.7mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was one of America's greatest and most controversial writers. The author of twenty-three novels, five plays, three memoirs, numerous screenplays and short stories, and well over two hundred essays, he received the National Book Award in 1993.

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