Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36

Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36

by Garry Boulard
     
 

Relying heavily on interviews with more than two dozen people who vividly recall the conflict, the author reveals what led Huey Long to order 3,000 militiamen into New Orleans.

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Relying heavily on interviews with more than two dozen people who vividly recall the conflict, the author reveals what led Huey Long to order 3,000 militiamen into New Orleans.

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Bloomsbury Review
With the skills of a researcher, and the descriptive talents of a storyteller, Boulard keeps the history interesting, the story moving, and the passages colorful.
Booknews
A detailed account of how and why the conservative populist governor of Louisiana ordered the city occupied by 3,000 militiamen. Particularly investigates whether the move was a sound political strategy for becoming US president or a reckless personal vendetta against New Orleans politicians. Draws heavily on interviews. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565543034
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/1998
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
815,021
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (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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