All the King’s Men. Robert Penn Warren. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1946). First edition. Original dust jacket.
Portrays the dramatic political rise and governorship of Willie Stark, a cynical populist in the American South during the 1930s. Narrated by Jack Burden, Governor Stark’s right-hand man. The trajectory of Stark’s career is interwoven with Burden’s life story and philosophical reflections.