Book: Huey Long

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Huey Long

Author: T. Harry Williams
Publisher: Vintage

First, you have to understand that this is not only an important book, but an enjoyable one, fascinating and beautifully written.

Second, let’s put Huey in perspective. He was a kind of a white Jesse Jackson. He called up strong emotions. No one was neutral about him.

Finally, he was one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history. He was a great politician. He played the part of a redneck, but at his death was nearly FDR’s equal in influence.

“Captures the essential quality of Huey Long; the gut politician, the man who intuitively sensed and answered the unarticulated needs of his time.” (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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