The Earl of Louisiana / Edition 1

The Earl of Louisiana / Edition 1

by A. J. Liebling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807133434

ISBN-13: 9780807133439

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

In the summer of 1959, A. J. Liebling, veteran writer for the New Yorker, came to Louisiana to cover a series of bizarre events that began with Governor Earl K. Long's commitment to a mental institution. Captivated by his subject, Liebling remained to write the fascinating yet tragic story of Uncle Earl's final year in politics. First published in 1961, The Earl of

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In the summer of 1959, A. J. Liebling, veteran writer for the New Yorker, came to Louisiana to cover a series of bizarre events that began with Governor Earl K. Long's commitment to a mental institution. Captivated by his subject, Liebling remained to write the fascinating yet tragic story of Uncle Earl's final year in politics. First published in 1961, The Earl of Louisiana recreates a stormy era in Louisiana politics and captures the style and personality of one of the most colorful and paradoxical figures in the state's history. This updated edition of the book includes a foreword by T. Harry Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Huey Long: A Biography, and a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley that discusses Liebling's career and his most famous book from a twenty-first-century perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807133439
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Southern Biography Ser.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
604,547
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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