All the King's MenBook - 1996
All the King's Men traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character loosely based on Governor Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success and caught between dreams of service and an insatiable lust for power, culminating in a novel that Sinclair Lewis pronounced, on the book's release in 1946, "one of our few national galleries of character."
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1996, c1974
Edition: 2nd Harvest ed
Characteristics: x, 438 p. ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.