If you are a Gore Vidal fan, the name T.P. Gore is familiar to you. He was the blind U.S.senator from Oklahoma with whom Vidal spent much of his youth. T.P. Gore is also the name of Gore Vidal’s cousin, Tom, who is also a grandson of Sen. Gore. Tom Gore’s memoir, The Potomac Runs Through It, about lifelong friendships that were formed fishing on the Potomac River, was published in 2010. Now, the book, which also has a chapter on the Gore family, is available on Kindle.
Tom says his cousin Gore told him he liked the book last year — and that Tom had even made several of the fishing stories “almost sound plausible.”
Here’s the description from the book jacket:
Written by Gore Vidal’s cousin, this is a fond and funny backward glance at how the Potomac River brought five young fishermen together in the 1960s and kept them together for the next 40 years. The five still meet every fall at a cabin in rural western Maryland where they fish, laugh, raise toasts, hike an historic canal towpath, grill sirloins and laugh some more. Tom Gore has written a brisk and sometimes poignant memoir that discloses more about friendship than fishing.
- May. 17, 2012