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A Quick Tip by gyork27205

  • Jul 6, 2010
I ususally don't read books like these but thought this was a very good book. Shows the behind the scenes of a politician.
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review by . June 22, 2010
Robert Penn Warren is an accomplished Southern novelist and poet. All the King's Men, probably Warren's best novel, has a compelling storyline, but drags in some chapters. Willie Stark, the main character of All the King's Men (not to be confused with All the President's Men, about the Watergate scandal), is modeled after a real Southern politician, Huey Long, once governor of Louisiana.      Willie Stark's story is told by his aide, Jack Burden. It is interesting …
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Well sdocumented tale of a southern political leader who wanted everything and would do everything, legal and not so legal, to get it. The story is made doubly interesting when you realize the author uses a real character for his novel and makes you guess which is real and which is nort
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    Power and corruption go hand in hand in Warren's literary gem, set at the zenith of nineteen-thirty's Louisiana state politics. Mirroring the life of the infamous Huey Long, the novel's Willie Stark is ostensibly and outrageously a man of the people, shunning pretensions while appealing to the common man, capturing the attention of a mass audience, speaking in language they can relate to. While Stark cuts his political teeth on the betrayals of the wealthy and powerful, he …
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I am married with 3 sons. Ages 28, 24, 18. I have been disabled since 1991, due to my back. My husband was a contract painter but due to auto accident (not his fault) in 2008 he has been out of work and … more
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Portrays the dramatic political ascent and Louisiana State Governorship of Willie Stark (a.k.a. "the Boss"), a driven, cynical populist in the American South during the 1930s.
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