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The Resource Kingfish : the reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White, Jr

Kingfish : the reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White, Jr

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Kingfish : the reign of Huey P. Long
Title
Kingfish
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the reign of Huey P. Long
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Richard D. White, Jr
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eng
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
Review
  • The inspiration for Robert Penn Warren's demagogue in All the King's Men , Huey Long was Louisiana's governor, then U.S. senator and controlled virtually every aspect of the state government from 1929 until he was shot to death in 1935 at age 42. Long used the same skills he had honed as a charming traveling salesman for a lard substitute to appeal directly to potential voters and bypass the powerful political bosses. He filled the ranks of government employees with his own supporters, shamelessly appointing his brother as a tax collector even though he had promised to abolish the post and use the money for a TB hospital. Long may have started out as a populist with the admirable goal of providing free textbooks to schoolchildren, but squandering resources and lining his own pockets, he created Louisiana's first income tax.. Supposedly pro-labor, Long put the kibosh on pensions, unemployment insurance and a minimum wage. Crude and vindictive, Long had his eye on the presidency, influenced an Arkansas U.S. senate race and may have been killed by a "trigger-happy" bodyguard aiming at an attacker and not by an assassin's gun. LSU professor White's (Roosevelt the Reformer , etc.) latest is lively and well researched but isn't as groundbreaking as the biography by William Ivy Hair or as authoritative as Pulitzer-winner T. Harry Williams's. 16 pages of photos not seen by PW . (On sale Apr. 4) --Staff (Reviewed February 13, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 7, p75)
  • FDR considered Louisiana's Huey P. Long (1893–1935) one of the most dangerous men in America. Novelist Robert Penn Warren captured the essence of Long's Southern demagoguery in All the King's Men . Now, for the first time, a political scientist (public administration, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Roosevelt the Reformer: Theodore Roosevelt as Civil Service Commissioner ) has plunged into dissecting Long's political career. White focuses on how the bright and ruthless Long acquired dictatorial power during his years as governor and U.S. senator (1928–35). He provided textbooks, charity hospitals, and paved roads to those who had been largely ignored since the Civil War—rural farmers—while effectively destroying the opposition. Readers have had three main options from historians: T. Harry Williams's favorable Huey Long (a 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner), the brief and negative view of Glen Jeansonne's Messiah of the Masses , and the attempt at historical balance in William Ivy Hair's The Kingfish and His Realm . Political buffs will delight in White's readable account even if it shortchanges the economic and social conditions that made Long virtually inevitable. Nonetheless, the rise of demagogues abroad suggests this book's importance. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.—William D. Pederson, Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport --William D. Pederson (Reviewed March 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 5, p80)
Biography type
individual biography
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163276
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DLC
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1945-
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White, Richard D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Long, Huey Pierce
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Governors
  • United States
  • Louisiana
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the reign of Huey P. Long
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Kingfish : the reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White, Jr
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-344) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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675686
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812973839
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. ed.)
Lccn
2005048590
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780812973839
  • (OCoLC)60414447
Label
Kingfish : the reign of Huey P. Long, Richard D. White, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
675686
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812973839
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. ed.)
Lccn
2005048590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812973839
  • (OCoLC)60414447

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