2 edition of Huey Long found in the catalog.
T. Harry Williams
by Alfred Knopf
Written in English
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The latest contribution to this field, “Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long” (Random House; $), by Richard D. White, Jr., is modest, almost to a fault, in its ambitions. Huey Long was a populist who championed the little guy over big business, but his attempt to muzzle the press empowered the very corporate interests he inveighed against. When Long imposed a punitive tax on Louisiana newspapers to stifle criticism, it was not at all clear that for-profit business corporations had free speech rights—the prevailing law was on Long’s side.
Huey Long was formidably researched, and lumbers a bit under the load: witnesses, plus journals and documents. Such a heroic task of ingestion allows for little literary buoyancy—but what has emerged is an epic that transcends the somewhat ponderous style of its scribe: a tale which suggests that the great politician, the tribal leader. Huey Long () was one of the most extraordinary American politicians, simultaneously cursed as a dictator and applauded as a benefactor of the masses. A product of the poor north Louisiana hills, he was elected governor of Louisiana in 5/5(1).
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This is a fascinating book about a controversial political figure who is now probably largely forgotten. Huey Long was a politician from Louisiana. He initially trained as a lawyer and although young he had a remarkable record in that profession/5(63).
Huey Long's story extends the limit of what one person can accomplish beyond what I thought possible. Throughout history there has been a balancing act between the I begin this book with a vague idea of Huey Long/5.
portrait. Harry Williams did a great book on Huey Long, but it is dated. This is the book to read now. Highly recommend and it was one of the best political bios I've ever read. A magnificent job on a man who even now arouses controversy and anger.
Huey Long was one of the most remarkable and feared politicians in American history/5(75). About Huey Long 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. Overview:: Students will take a ride through the Huey Long book s and early 30s with the "Kingfish" Huey P. Long. They will see through stories, pictures, and video how the man went Huey Long book the son of a poor dirt farmer in north central Louisiana to the most powerful governor in Louisiana history.
Huey Long, in full Huey Pierce Long, (born Augnear Winnfield, Louisiana, U.S.—died SeptemBaton Rouge, Louisiana), flamboyant and demagogic governor of Louisiana and U.S. senator whose social reforms and radical welfare proposals were ultimately overshadowed by the unprecedented executive dictatorship that he perpetrated to ensure control of his home state.
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 inthe 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 winvotes 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 inand 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.
Huey Long (–) was one of the most extraordinary American politicians, simultaneously cursed as a dictator and applauded as a benefactor of the masses.
A product of the poor north Louisiana hills, he was elected governor of Louisiana inand proceeded to subjugate the powerful state political hierarchy after narrowly defeating an impeachment attempt.
The title of the book was possibly inspired, in part, by Long’s populist motto, “Every man a king.” Penn Warren, however, was always troubled by the identification of Willie Stark with Huey Long. The story of Huey Long has been told in many different forms. Hodding Carter earned national acclaim as a young journalist for his scathing exposés of corruption in the Long political machine.
Buy a cheap copy of Huey Long book by T. Harry Williams. 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. Free shipping over $/5(4).
Huey Long Urges that We Share Our Wealth. Huey Long posed the most potent political challenge to Franklin Roosevelt in the first few years of his New Deal administration. How much of a challenge has long been a subject of debate among political analysts and historians, but FDR himself regarded Long as "one of the two most dangerous men in.
Huey P. Long, historian Arthur Schlesinger explained in a Ken Burns documentary, was the closest thing to a dictator the U.S.
has ever : Ellen Carmichael. VOICES OF PROTEST Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. By Alan Brinkley. pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $ Harvey Fields, a Long supporter and once the head of the state Democratic Party, wrote a book in titled, "A True History of the Life, Works, Assassination and Death of Huey Pierce Long.".The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the s.