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Huey Long
Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979.
First edition.
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xiv, 884 pages, xxii pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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E748.L86 W48 1969 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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. Huey Long was a great natural politician who looked, and often seemed to behave, like a caricature of the red-neck Southern politico, and yet had become at the time of his assassination a serious rival to Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Presidency. In this "masterpiece of American biography" [ New York Times Book Review ], Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood.

Author Notes

T. Harry Williams was born in Vinegar Hill, Illinois, in 1909. He taught at the universities of Wisconsin, Omaha, and West Virginia before becoming Professor of History of Louisiana State University, and was the author of many books on military and political history. The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History was established at Louisiana State University in 1992.

Table of Contents

1 Not Even a Horsep. 3
2 There He Goes Againp. 25
3 High Popalorum and Low Popahirump. 47
4 All the Law Business I Could Handlep. 71
5 I Won a Very Good Lawsuitp. 91
6 The Sport of Kingsp. 106
7 The Fight Is Just Beginningp. 129
8 We Are Forcing Them Backp. 153
9 Blood on the Moonp. 181
10 I Am a Candidatep. 214
11 In the Radiance of the Futurep. 244
12 Fry Me a Steakp. 280
13 Kingfish of the Lodgep. 312
14 Bloody Monday-and Impeachmentp. 347
15 The Round Robinsp. 384
16 We Propose to Go Fasterp. 420
17 Beating the Feather Dusterp. 454
18 I've Got a Universityp. 492
19 Completing Our Great Programp. 526
20 We Always Have a Wild Manp. 554
21 A Circus Hitched to a Tornadop. 583
22 He Lied to Mep. 619
23 Polecats Everywherep. 648
24 Share Our Wealthp. 676
25 Sit Down, Isomp. 707
26 Power in Himselfp. 737
27 Fighting for Their Groundp. 763
28 I Might Have a Good Paradep. 793
29 Lay Over, Hueyp. 819
30 Blood on The Marble Floorp. 848
Epiloguep. 873
Bibliographical Essayp. 877
Indexp. 884