All the King's Men (Paperback)

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For your consideration this holiday season, a highly diverting novel about a simpler time in America-- one in which a political scandal could end your career. Gather round the yule log and read this heartwarming tale to the whole family. Remember the days, long past, when corruption and graft were shocking? When scandals originated from the desire to provide services and infrastructure (like a badly-needed hospital) to the citizenry? When public leaders of good intention would break bad because of the all-consuming nature of power, rather than because of their fundamentally repugnant personalities? This novel makes those reminiscences feel real. If only we could go back to those times and Make America Great Again

— From James


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. 

About the Author

Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989) won three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the National Medal for Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986 he was named the country’s first poet laureate.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156004800
ISBN-10: 0156004801
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 1996
Pages: 672
Language: English