I am giving away one copy of All the King's Men [Movie Tie-In Edition](Paperback) by to a randomly drawn winner* (U.S. mailing addresses only) via the rafflecopter widget in this post.
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.”
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All the King's Men has been adapted into two movies of the same name. The most recent adaptation was in 2006 starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, and Mark Ruffalo. Be sure to check out the movie trailer at the bottom of the post.
Broderick Crawford won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Willie Stark in the 1949 screen adaptation produced by Robert Rossen (who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film).
*If political fiction is not your thing and you are selected as the winner, you can choose a book from my PaperBackSwap bookshelf (in the brown footer at the bottom of the blog) instead. I have some other movie-television-ish books listed.