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List of the best Gore Vidal books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Gore Vidal is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Vidal is an intellectual known for his wit and polished writing, often focusing on U.S. history and American society. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Gore Vidal who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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United States: Essays 1952-199... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Julian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Creation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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1876 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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The City and the Pillar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Myra Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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A Thirsty Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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The Smithsonian Institution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Inventing a Nation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Empire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Myron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Kalki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Messiah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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The Last Empire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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The Golden Age is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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The Judgment of Paris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Duluth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Point to Point Navigation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gore Vidal Books
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