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The Smithsonian Institution (Signed)

by VIDAL, Gore

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  • Hardcover
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London: Little, Brown, 1998. Bound in red boards, stamped in black in gothic style illustrated dust jacket. This copy has the publisher's wraparound band stating that it is signed. Signed by Mr. Vidal (signature only) atop the title page. 260 pp. . Signed by Author. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Smithsonian Institution (Signed)
Author
VIDAL, Gore
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First British Edition
Publisher
Little, Brown
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1998
Keywords
Historical Fiction
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