Fb2 Williwaw ePub
by Gore Vidal
|Publisher:||Time Warner Books Uk (December 2003)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1286 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1876 kb|
|Digital formats:||txt azw lit doc|
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (/vɪˈdɑːl/; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing.
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (/vɪˈdɑːl/; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing. Vidal was born into a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma (1907–1921 and 1931–1937)
I read Williwaw mainly for the fact that Gore Vidal was a Warrant Officer on an Army boat during WWII and he wrote the book while he was on watch. That greatly interested me as a Warrant Office on Army boats myself.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). I read Williwaw mainly for the fact that Gore Vidal was a Warrant Officer on an Army boat during WWII and he wrote the book while he was on watch. The book gives a snapshot of the history of the little known Army boat field.
Vidal's first novel - written when he was 19 - takes place aboard an Army. The material for Williwaw is derived from Vidal's own experience during WWII among the Aleutian islands; but the experience of the Williwaw itself is not his, accurate as it may be. "The author of Myra Breckinridge describes Army life in the lonely white wastes of an Aleutian outpost-a chronicle of land and sea, and of the bored, sex-starved men who are pushed to a point of explosion as violent as the Arctic storm, the treacherous Williwaw. from the Signet MM backcover.
achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and sometimes lost). From encounters with, amongst others, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Francis Ford Coppola to the mournful passing of his longtime partner, Howard Auster, Vidal always steers his narrative with grace and flair.
A gripping tale of men struggling against nature and themselves, Williwaw was Gore Vidal's first novel, written at nineteen when he was first mate of the . A boat of the Army Transportation Corps fights through the fierce wind of the Williwaw, carrying two officers and a chaplain with its crew. Human nature and the elements move the men through their uncertain destiny.
A boat of the army transportation corps fights through the fierce wind of the williwaw, carrying two officers and a chaplain with its crew. This is Gore Vidal's first novel. Written when he was just seventeen and based very strongly on his own traumatic experiences in the US Navy as WW2 reached its end, this is a compelling story of one young man's bravery under fire.
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