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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren - Book Review

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All The King's Men By Robert Penn Warren, Noel Polk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156004800
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 1996

One of the best novels ever written about American politics, and, like all great books, it is as timely today as it was when it was first published. Warren creates an unforgettable character in Willie Stark, who rises from local non-entity to political kingpin, losing his soul along the way. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Coal Black Horse

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Coal Black Horse By Robert Olmstead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565126015
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 20th, 2008

A woman, upon learning that Stonewall Jackson has been killed, tells her 14-year-old son to find his father and bring him home from the Civil War. After a perilous journey, the boy finds the man grievously wounded on the bloody fields at Gettysburg. Unforgettable tableaux of devotion, courage, and stark horror. The story is a simple one, but its reverberations are as timeless as the winds. Gripping reading, although this novel is not for the squeamish. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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ISBN: 9780671604295
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 1985

Definitive study of the Master of Suspense refreshingly told without the usual cloud of adulation that hangs over studies of Alfred Hitchcock like a thunderhead over a picnic. The book has been gathered from interviews with Hitch conducted by the great French director, Francois Truffaut. Hitchcock is candid about his failures, remorseful of his mistakes, and admirably humble about being one of the undisputed giants in cinema history. Truffaut's questions are pointed, respectful, and informed without ever lapsing into fawning. Illustrated with many photos from Hitchcock's fifty-three films. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: A Novel By Ron Hansen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120190
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 18th, 2007

Gritty recounting of the blood-spattered career of the legendary outlaw. Hansen's emphasis is on James' extended family, his relatively placid domestic life, and his ultimate betrayal by one of the few people he trusted. The book then traces the lives of the people who planned, promoted, and executed the murder. Involving and flavorful. The author obviously spent a great deal of time researching both the man and the violent times in which he lived. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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