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The Kingfish
     

The Kingfish

by Thomas Harris
 

Huey P. Long—power, politics, and perseverance.

Chronicling his meteoric rise to popularity and allegations of corruption, Thomas O. Harris tells of Huey P. Long’s many social reforms, which endeared him to the rural poor and made him an enemy of big business. He also vividly points out the overall danger of Long’s politics and

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Huey P. Long—power, politics, and perseverance.

Chronicling his meteoric rise to popularity and allegations of corruption, Thomas O. Harris tells of Huey P. Long’s many social reforms, which endeared him to the rural poor and made him an enemy of big business. He also vividly points out the overall danger of Long’s politics and his underlying selfish motives. Harris calls Long a dictator and a threat to the American political system but finds it hard to deny Long’s heyday in Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565549869
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Originally a journalist, Thomas Harris is best known for creating Hannibal Lector, one of fiction’s the most terrifying and diabolical characters. All of his four novels have been turned into films, the most notable being the multi-Oscar winning The Silence of the Lambs. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sag Harbor, New York, and Miami Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
April 11, 1940
Place of Birth:
Jackson, Tennessee
Education:
B.A., Baylor University, 1964
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/thomasharris

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