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The Big Lie: Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez


An incisive survey of three Louisiana politicians and how the 1951-52 elections forever changed their lives.

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An incisive survey of three Louisiana politicians and how the 1951-52 elections forever changed their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565548688
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 984,512
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A free-lance writer, Boulard has written on the political, economic, and social life of Louisiana and New Orleans for many publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Chapter 1 A Most Important Matter 13
Chapter 2 Suddenly a Nightmare 31
Chapter 3 Perez of Plaquemines Parish 53
Chapter 4 Mr. Boggs Goes to Washington 79
Chapter 5 Miss Lucille 101
Chapter 6 Red Corpuscles 123
Chapter 7 Full of Politics 139
Chapter 8 Not a Single Witness 157
Chapter 9 "He's Not a Communist, He's a Catholic" 179
Chapter 10 "God Bless His Soul" 205
Notes 223
Index 277
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