In American politics, truth has always been more entertaining than fiction. Maybe that's why there are so few great novels about our 200 years of politicians and their power-seeking antics.
Dick Meyer is the editorial director of NPR's digital media and the author of ...tes/story/story.php?storyId=93583575">Why We Hate Us.
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. Marion Ettlinger
The accepted classic of the genre is Democracy
by Henry Adams, a novel as dry and dusty as its title. And then there's Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men.
Drawn from the life and times of Louisiana's Huey Long, this is a poetic and unforgettable book. But to say it is about politics is like, well, saying War and Peace
is about war and peace.
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