All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439507544

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9926

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration

All the King's Men

Author: Robert Marshall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448210569

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9768

First published in 1988, this is the story of how Claude Dansey, deputy head of MI6, infiltrated Henri Déricourt, double agent extraordinaire, into the rival British wartime secret service, SOE. The ensuing trail of destruction and betrayal led to the loss of over four hundred British and French agents. Recruited as the man SOE so desperately needed, Déricourt penetrated the heart of PROSPER, SOE's biggest network in France. At the same time he renewed contact with Karl Boemelburg, head of German counter-espionage in Paris. Every movement, code and dispatch from the British agents was made known to Boemelburg; Déricourt gave him everything. His treachery finally led to the disastrous fall of the PROSPER network, and to the arrest of nearly one thousand men and women, hundreds of whom died in concentration camps. Was it patriotism that drove Dansey, or was the Déricourt plan merely part of the secret war between MI6 and SOE, a war in which Dansey held all the weapons? All the King's Men is the dramatic account on one of the most ruthless secret operations of the Second World War.

All the King's Men

Restored Edition

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9781417825868

Category: Fiction

Page: 642

View: 6323

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.

All the King's Men

The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo

Author: Saul David

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670916633

Category: Great Britain

Page: 573

View: 6551

'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.

All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547536844

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 4134

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.”

The Cass Mastern Material

The Core of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men"

Author: James A. Perkins

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 1945

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.

All the King's Men

Author: Shane W Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992520984


Page: N.A

View: 7661

Sometimes it's impossible to mend what has been broken... Refugees marooned in deep space swap stories in All The King's Men, a huge 700 page sci-fi anthology.

All the President's Men

Author: Carl Bernstein,Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863553

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 4424

The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal

Robert Penn Warren

A Biography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 585

View: 2768

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"

Knight of Passion

Author: Margaret Mallory

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 0446569224

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9022

HOW CAN THIS PASSIONATE KNIGHT... Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance. TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST? Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love - this time forever.

Domesday England

Author: H. C. Darby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310260

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9732

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.

All the Kings' Men

A History of the Hindmarsh Cricket Club

Author: Denis Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743055182

Category: Cricket

Page: 360

View: 1432

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.

The Way of Kings

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765376679

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 4000

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.

Knight of Desire

Author: Margaret Mallory

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446559350

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2240

FEARLESS IN BATTLE His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn. TENDER IN BED Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives. KNIGHT OF DESIRE

Knight of Pleasure

Author: Margaret Mallory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599958743

Category: FICTION

Page: 192

View: 4950

The second installment in Mallory's All the King's Men series introduces a knight who is rising in the ranks of the king's army until he falls for the beautiful Lady Isobel. Original.