Gore Vidal - literary lion, political gadfly, raconteur and friend of the famous. Vidal is renowned for his historical novels, essays, plays and more. For more than half-a-century, he has been an outspoken critic of American imperialism and more . Now at the age of eighty-one, Vidal looks back on his remarkable life in the second volume of his memoirs. The book is called "Point to Point Navigation".