all the king's men Author:robert penn warren willie stark on original sin and dirty politics, "msn is conceived and he passeth from the stink of the didie (diaper)to the stench of the shroud...there is always something!" — (inside front jacket): — stark and his people... — willie the boss--a ham-fisted,hard-drinking, pile-driving powerhouse of a dictator. — sadie burke--his long-standing mist... more »ress and a motivating force behind his rise to power.
jack burden--the boss's press agent. he was expected to carry out orders--no matter what.
and an endless parade of swindlers,fixers,power brokers,
and henchmen in the corrupt calvacade of american politics.« less