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All the King's Men (Digital Audiobook)

By Robert Penn Warren, Michael Emerson (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 10, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/1996)
Prebound (9/1/1996)
DVD-Video (6/1/2001)
DVD-Video (9/1/2006)


This landmark book is a loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation's most astounding politicians. All the King's Men tells the story of Willie Stark, a southern-fried politician who builds support by appealing to the common man and playing dirty politics with the best of the back-room deal-makers. Though Stark quickly sheds his idealism, his right-hand man, Jack Burden -- who narrates the story -- retains it and proves to be a thorn in the new governor's side. Stark becomes a successful leader, but at a very high price, one that eventually costs him his life. The award-winning book is a play of politics, society and personal affairs, all wrapped in the cloak of history.