1st Printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Nice Firm copy ! Unmarked. Light general wear. Slight lightening of color on spine cloth. 1 board tip slightly bumped. Facsimile Dust Jacket included in Fine condition. 464 pages. Pulitzer Prize winner. On most lists for 100 best novels of the 20th century. This landmark book is a loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation's most astounding politicians. Tells the story of Willie Stark, a southern-fried politician who builds support by appealing to the common man and playing dirty politics with the best of the back-room deal-makers. Though Stark quickly sheds his idealism, his right-hand man, Jack Burden -- who narrates the story -- retains it and proves to be a thorn in the new governor's side. Stark becomes a successful leader, but at a very high price, one that eventually costs him his life. The award-winning book is a play of politics, society and personal affairs, all wrapped in the cloak of history.
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