Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.
Author: Robert Penn Warren
A Reader's Companion
Author: Jonathan S. Cullick
'The British soldier,' wrote a Prussian officer who served with Wellington, 'is vigorous, well fed, by nature highly brave and intrepid, trained to the most vigorous discipline, and admirably well armed . . . These circumstances explain how this army . . . has never yet been defeated in the field.' From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the Downfall of Napoleon in 1815, Britain won a series of major wars against France that enabled her to lay the foundations of a global empire. By Waterloo, she was the paramount maritime and industrial power in the world, and would remain so for much of the nineteenth century. This is the story of that extraordinary century and a half of martial success and the people who made it possible: the soldier-kings William III and the first two Georges; the generals Marlborough, Wolfe, Moore and Wellington; and the ordinary British redcoats who - despite harsh service conditions that included low pay, poor housing, inadequate food and brutal discipline - rarely let their commanders down in battles as far afield as Blenheim, Plassey, Quebec and Waterloo. In a fast moving narrative that ranges from the barracks and cabinet rooms of England to the rolling plains of Flanders (the 'Cockpit of Europe'), the trackless wilderness of North America and the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, Saul David paints a compelling and vivid portrait of the British soldier - Wellington's 'best all Instruments' - in peacetime and at war.
The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo
Author: Saul David
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Great Britain
Author: Gordon Stevens
Category: Thriller fiction
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren’s tale of ambition and power set in the Depression–era South is widely considered the finest novel ever written about American politics. 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.”
Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In Robert Penn Warren's novel "All the King's Men", Cass Mastern betrays his best friend by falling in love with his wife and then out of guilt tries to get killed in battle. Here, James A. Perkins fully explores how this episode fits in a puzzle surrounding Warren's novel, tracing the story's evolution through several versions and genres.
The Core of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men"
Author: James A. Perkins
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal
Author: Carl Bernstein,Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Profiles the life of the twentieth-century novelist, poet, and literary critic, who was also America's first Poet Laureate and the author of "All the King's Men"
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Ned Bustard
Publisher: Veritas Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.
Author: H. C. Darby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book records the story of the oldest continuously operating cricket club still in existence in South Australia - the Hindmarsh Cricket Club which now operates under the name of West Torrens - and the stories of those who built it. It also traces the evolution of Club cricket in the Adelaide metro area from the birth of the colony until 1900.
A History of the Hindmarsh Cricket Club
Author: Denis Brien
Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.
Author: Brandon Sanderson