Huey Long

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Overview

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this work describes the life of one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history.

This work describes the life of one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history.

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I know of no better American political biography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433223136
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 3
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Not Even a Horse 3
2 There He Goes Again 25
3 High Popalorum and Low Popahirum 47
4 All the Law Business I Could Handle 71
5 I Won a Very Good Lawsuit 91
6 The Sport of Kings 106
7 The Fight Is Just Beginning 129
8 We Are Forcing Them Back 153
9 Blood on the Moon 181
10 I Am a Candidate 214
11 In the Radiance of the Future 244
12 Fry Me a Steak 280
13 Kingfish of the Lodge 312
14 Bloody Monday-and Impeachment 347
15 The Round Robins 384
16 We Propose to Go Faster 420
17 Beating the Feather Duster 454
18 I've Got a University 492
19 Completing Our Great Program 526
20 We Always Have a Wild Man 554
21 A Circus Hitched to a Tornado 583
22 He Lied to Me 619
23 Polecats Everywhere 648
24 Share Our Wealth 676
25 Sit Down, Isom 707
26 Power in Himself 737
27 Fighting for Their Ground 763
28 I Might Have a Good Parade 793
29 Lay Over, Huey 819
30 Blood on The Marble Floor 848
Epilogue 873
Bibliographical Essay 877
Index 884
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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    A very readable book!! Anybody in America would find it interesting!

    I read this book back in the 1970 when I was still in my twenties. I enjoyed this book especially for it candor and it politically inclined Subject: namely Huey Long. Senator, Governor and manipulater. Had he not been assassinated I do believe he would have challenged FDR in the 1936 Presidential election. This is an excellent book and ought to be on every bookshelf in the country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    Huey Long

    This is an outstanding biography, primarily political but personal as well (with Long, it was hard to tell where one ended and the other began). Huey was by no means foreordained to greatness; one could see in him the snake-oil salesman from his first days in the business world, seemingly setting himself up for a fall. But fall he did not, and once he entered the realm of politics he had found his true metier. From his 'service' on the Public Service Commission, through his battles with the New Orleans machine, to election campaigns for Governor and Senator, to his 'manupilation' of FDR, the book hums with Huey's sly populism and mastery of the political process. A great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Huey Long

    This is a particularly well written and researched biography of Huey Long. At times, though, the detail gets in the way of the telling of what is certainly a fascinating 'only in America' type of story. Williams' real advantage is in the way he deals with dissenting opinions - clearly, fairly and accurately - leaving the well informed reader to make his/her own decisions. Perhaps Mr, Williams' review here suffered from my having just read two volumes of Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, in his own way quite similar to the Kingfish, where hundreds and hundreds of pages just fly by without one's noticing. At times, this biography dragged just a bit, and at almost 900 pages, that's something you don't want to happen. All in all, though, quite good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2003

    Williams was Great

    Huey Long is an indepth look at one of the most colorful politicians in American history. T. Harry Williams not only was an outstanding author but he was a wonderful teacher.

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