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All The King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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Jun 16, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: lifeinasoutherntown, politics, pulitzer, esquire75, jambalaya, time-100
Read in December, 1994

Although originally read as required reading in high school, this book reminds me so much of my favorite southern politics class and politics here in the South. Loosely based on the Kingfish and Louisiana, the book is about so much more. Favorite line is below:

For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: "Flee, all is discovered." It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and see the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar's gold in them-thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go.

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