The Resource Every man a king : the autobiography of Huey P. Long, introduction by T. Harry Williams

Every man a king : the autobiography of Huey P. Long, introduction by T. Harry Williams

Label
Every man a king : the autobiography of Huey P. Long
Title
Every man a king
Title remainder
the autobiography of Huey P. Long
Statement of responsibility
introduction by T. Harry Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Huey Long (1893-1935) 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 began his political career by taking on, from the office of the Railroad Commission, the biggest corporations in the state, including the Standard Oil Company. He was elected governor of Louisiana in 1928, and proceeded to subjugate the powerful state political hierarchy after narrowly defeating an impeachment attempt. The only Southern popular leader who truly delivered on his promises, he increased the miles of paved roads and number of bridges in Louisiana tenfold and established free night schools and state hospitals, meeting the huge costs by taxing corporations and issuing bonds. Soon Long had become the absolute ruler of the state, in the process lifting Louisiana from near feudalism into the modern world almost overnight, and inspiring poor whites of the South to a vision of a better life. As Louisiana Senator and one of Roosevelt's most vociferous critics, "The Kingfish," as he called himself, gained a nationwide following, forcing Roosevelt to turn his New Deal significantly to the left. But before he could progress farther, he was assassinated in Baton Rouge in 1935. Long's ultimate ambition, of course, was the presidency, and it was doubtless with this goal in mind that he wrote this spirited and fascinating account of his life, an autobiography every bit as daring and controversial as was The Kingfish himself
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1893-1935
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Huey Pierce
Dewey number
  • 976.3/062/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.L86
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Long, Huey Pierce
  • Long, Huey Pierce
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Governors
  • Governors
  • Legislators
  • Political science
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • United States
Label
Every man a king : the autobiography of Huey P. Long, introduction by T. Harry Williams
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/95042402-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New Orleans : National Book Co., 1933
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Campaign for governor, 1928
  • A Legislative struggle
  • the lieutenant governor does an "about face"
  • The impeachment proceeding
  • League of notions
  • The German commander calls -- the green pajamas
  • Opposition continues its fight
  • Campaign for the United States senate
  • Extra session of 1930
  • Avoiding bank trouble
  • Early community life
  • Salesman's life and study of law
  • Lawyer in Winnfield, Louisiana
  • Beginning the life of public office and "city" lawyer
  • Opposition to Parker's special interests program
  • Head of the Public Service Commission
  • First race for governor, 1924
  • The toll bridge outrage
  • Whence came the name: "Kingfish"
  • Arranging to leave prison
  • Sworn in as a senator
  • The effort to spread the wealth among the masses
  • Beginning agitation in the united states senate to shorten hours and limit fortunes
  • F. R. B. C. (For Roosevelt before Chicago)
  • Before and behind the scenes at the Chicago convention
  • Every man a king!
  • Disguised opponents
  • The maddened fortune holders and their infuriated public press
  • Extending "the old war skule"
  • Another effort to take the governor's office
  • The campaign of 1932
  • Brother and a family against brother
  • Cotton reduction plan -- potlikker episode
  • The newspapers' reverse
  • Venture as an author -- degree of doctor of laws
  • Mississippi elects a governor
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xxx, 348 p.
Isbn
9780306806957
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042402
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33359597
  • 724721
  • (OCoLC)ocm33359597
  • 724721
Label
Every man a king : the autobiography of Huey P. Long, introduction by T. Harry Williams
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/95042402-d.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: New Orleans : National Book Co., 1933
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Campaign for governor, 1928
  • A Legislative struggle
  • the lieutenant governor does an "about face"
  • The impeachment proceeding
  • League of notions
  • The German commander calls -- the green pajamas
  • Opposition continues its fight
  • Campaign for the United States senate
  • Extra session of 1930
  • Avoiding bank trouble
  • Early community life
  • Salesman's life and study of law
  • Lawyer in Winnfield, Louisiana
  • Beginning the life of public office and "city" lawyer
  • Opposition to Parker's special interests program
  • Head of the Public Service Commission
  • First race for governor, 1924
  • The toll bridge outrage
  • Whence came the name: "Kingfish"
  • Arranging to leave prison
  • Sworn in as a senator
  • The effort to spread the wealth among the masses
  • Beginning agitation in the united states senate to shorten hours and limit fortunes
  • F. R. B. C. (For Roosevelt before Chicago)
  • Before and behind the scenes at the Chicago convention
  • Every man a king!
  • Disguised opponents
  • The maddened fortune holders and their infuriated public press
  • Extending "the old war skule"
  • Another effort to take the governor's office
  • The campaign of 1932
  • Brother and a family against brother
  • Cotton reduction plan -- potlikker episode
  • The newspapers' reverse
  • Venture as an author -- degree of doctor of laws
  • Mississippi elects a governor
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xxx, 348 p.
Isbn
9780306806957
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042402
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33359597
  • 724721
  • (OCoLC)ocm33359597
  • 724721

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