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Gore Vidal"s Myra Breckinridge

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Novel.

Other titlesMyra Breckinridge.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.V6668 My
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24932726M
OCLC/WorldCa2340416


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Military Academy at West Point, New York, the only child of Eugene Luther Vidal (–) and Nina S. Gore (–). Vidal was born there because his first lieutenant father was the first aeronautics instructor of the military academy.

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