Huey Long

By T. Harry Williams
Read by Tom Weiner

31.80 Hours 06/17/2009 unabridged
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He was one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history—a great natural politician who looked, and often seemed to behave, like a caricature of the redneck Southern politico, and yet had become at the time of his assassination a serious rival to Franklin D. Roosevelt for the presidency. In this “masterpiece of American biography” (New York Times Book Review), Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography

Winner of the 1970 National Book Award in History

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2009 AudioFile Best Book of the Year for Biography

He was one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history—a great natural politician who looked, and often seemed to behave, like a caricature of the redneck Southern politico, and yet had become at the time of his assassination a serious rival to Franklin D. Roosevelt for the presidency. In this “masterpiece of American biography” (New York Times Book Review), Huey Long stands wholly revealed, analyzed, and understood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliant, bawdy, unforgettable picture of the most colorful as well as the most dangerous man to engage in American politics.” Washington Post
“I know of no better American political biography.” Saturday Review
“An intimate biography, the kind to savor. Long, an unlikely mix of self-interest and altruism, led a life of scheming and intrigue worthy of becoming a novel. Many Louisianans populate the story, and Tom Weiner gives them perfect Southern accents…Weiner employs a sharp, authoritative tone for Long, telling his amusing and sometimes apocryphal stories. The combination of excellent material, skillful composition, and Weiner’s engaging narration makes this audiobook easy to recommend.” AudioFile
“T. Harry Williams has made pretty darn sure that his is going to be the definitive biography of Long...A king-sized portrayal of the extraordinary Kingfish.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: T. Harry Williams

Thomas Harry Williams (1909–1979) was an award-winning author and historian who garnered numerous academic honors. He is perhaps best known for his American Civil War studies and his 1969 work Huey Long, the definitive study of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Other acclaimed works include Lincoln and the Radicals (1941), P.G.T. Beauregard, Napoleon in Gray (1955), Romance and Realism in Southern Politics (1961), McClellan, Sherman, and Grant (1962), and posthumously History of American Wars (1981). In 1964, he received the Harry S. Truman Award in Civil War History. Upon his death, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors established the T. Harry Williams Chair of American History and the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 31.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English