The Nation has announced the launch of eBookNation offering ebooks of the magazine's most notable contributors, and eBookNation's debut title is Gore Vidal's State of the Union, Nation Essays 1958-2005.
The essays collected here all appeared in The Nation magazine between 1958 and 2005. The early literary ones reflected Vidal's status as a rising young novelist of the postwar generation, and as he expanded confidently into nonfiction, his essays range widely over politics, religion, society, manners and morals. We see him emerge as the pre-eminent essayist of his generation, winning a 1993 Nation Book Award for a collection of nonfiction works.
Download it here for your tablet, smartphone or computer: www.thenation.com.Gore Vidal's State of the Union includes some of his great Nation essays: "Some Jews and the Gays," "Requiem for the American Empire," "Monotheism and Its Discontents," "Notes on Our Patriarchal State," "Birds and the Bees" and "The Birds and the Bees and Clinton."