All the King's Men

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All the King's Men is considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. Set in the 1930s, this book traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who resembles the real-life Huey 'Kingfish' Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success.

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Lee C

Nov 18, 2010

wrong cover - excellent condition - must read

This is a must read in the US literature area. I re-read it twice in a row which I'd never done before. -- The reason I wanted the exact cover is because there are two versions of the book in print. The newest one ediited by Noel Polk uses the original typewritten manuscript & there's a whole different first chapter. This is called the"restored edition" (Harcourt). -- I wanted to compare it to the version that had been used since the original PRINTing or publication. -- There's no mention of restoration in the one with the wrong cover - so I got the one I wanted

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