All the King's Men Author:Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is generally 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... more » soon becomes corrupted by success.
First published in 1946, All the King's Men won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1949. One of the classics of American literature, All the King's Men is as relevant today as ever.« less