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Huey Long by T. Harry Williams

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English


  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] T. Harry Williams.
LC ClassificationsE748.L86 W48 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 884, xxii p.
Number of Pages884
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5679535M
LC Control Number69010692

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Huey Long was at the zenith of his career when he was assassinated in ; just a year earlier, Robert Penn Warren had begun teaching at Louisiana State University. Stark, like Long, is shot to death in the state capitol building by a physician. The title of the book possibly came from Long's motto, "Every Man a King" or his nickname, : Robert Penn Warren.   Huey Long was a fiery and charismatic Louisiana politician who moved up the ranks at a young age. Branded a demagogue and radical by his opponents, and known for . Huey P. Long: Selected full-text books and articles The Kingfish and the Constitution: Huey Long, the First Amendment, and the Emergence of Modern Press Freedom in America By Richard C. Cortner Greenwood Press, Huey Long championed the idea that education is every child’s birthright and restructured the tax system to shift the financial burden of education from poor families and parishes to the state. Upon taking office, Long pushed a bill through the legislature to provide free textbooks to every Louisiana student. Opponents resisted the measure, stating that the proud families of Louisiana should not be forced to .

Written in , the book was published in after Huey’s assassination. Huey speaking in Philadelphia before a crowd of 15, A local official claimed that Long could easily win , votes for President in his district. The book is short on details about Huey Long's formative years prior to his second run for the governorship in Instead, the author focuses almost I hesitated before reading "The Reign of Huey P. Long" since a Pulitzer Price winning biography based on oral history on Long's life was also tempting/5.   In this "masterpiece of American biography" [New York Times Book Review], Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood. Product Details About the Author/5(10). Long was elected to the Untied States Senate in , and continued his control of the state that continued to enact his programs. This book is not the typical biography that people are used to. The author mentions that Huey and wife Rose had three children, but only two of them are named at various places in the book.