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All the King's Men
All the King's Men
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on american politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. New Foreword by Joseph Blotner for this fiftieth anniversary edition.
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ISBN-13: 9780156047623
ISBN-10: 0156047624
Publication Date: 11/1982
Pages: 438
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The book is far better than the film. Extroardinary writing. The story is based on the southern politics of the 1930s. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
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My husband read this years before me and thought the author, Robert Penn Warren was too descriptive. I agree that some spots were descriptive but there was beauty in the words that made the book likable. I really felt for the main character Jack Burden, especially the flashback of his first love. It made you wonder if things had gone differently with them would certain people be alive or doing something different.

The things I disliked were probably the things I was suppose to dislike. For example, the corruption in politics and in life. Relationships in the book were for the most part pretty bleak and sad.

I can not say I loved this book or that I disliked it. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would and found some beauty in the misery of Jacks life.
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This book echoes w/the tumultuous Louisiana politics which also has implications for morals & manners in today's world. A FABULOUS book that has withstood the test of time...
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This is probably my favorite classic book. Even though most book describes this as a political book for the time, I think it is more on line telling of a man's life journey. He grows and learns and finds his acceptance of life.
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I have not seen the movie- but after reading the book, see why Hollywood could not do it successfully. Deep, incredibly well written- wonderful phraseology (if that is a word. There is a reason the author has won many awards.
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A wordy classic about politics. An interesting read, but given today's politics I find it depressing.
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Although written over fifty years ago, this novel about politics,power and greed is very current today.
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this is an EXCELLENT read

another of my golden oldies.