Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard D. White Jr
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Biography & Memoir, North America
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Outrageous demagogue or charismatic visionary? In this powerful new biography, Richard D. White, Jr., brings Huey Long to life in all his blazing, controversial glory.
From the moment he took office as governor in 1928 to the day an assassin’s bullet cut him down in 1935, Huey Long wielded all but dictatorial control over the state of Louisiana. A man of shameless ambition and ruthless vindictiveness, Huey orchestrated elections, hired and fired thousands at will, and deployed the state militia as his personal police force. And yet, paradoxically, as governor and later as senator, Huey did more good for the state’s poor and uneducated than any politician before or since.
With Kingfish, White has crafted a balanced, lucid, and absolutely spellbinding portrait of the life and times of the most incendiary figure in American politics.

Reviews (1)

Kingfish: Reign of Huey Long

Written by Anonymous from St. Louis, MO on August 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Most interesting portrait of Huey Long and the era of the Great Depression.