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Kingfish The Reign of Huey P LongUlted him to fame From his boyhood in dirt poor Winn Parish Long knew he was destined for power–the problem was how to get it fast enough to satisfy his insatiable appetite With cunning and crudity unheard of in Louisiana politics Long crushed his opponents in the 1928 gubernatorial race then immediately set about tightening his iron grip The press attacked him viciously the oil companies howled for his blood after he pushed through a controversial oil processing tax but Long had the adulation of the people In 1930 the Kingfish got himself elected senator and then there was no stopping himWhite’s account of Long’s heyday unfolds with the mesmerizing intensity of a movie Pegged by President Roosevelt as “one of the two most dangerous men in the country” Long organize This was a very interesting read about Huey Long It was really eye opening in that I had no
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D a radical movement to redistribute money through his Share Our Wealth Society–and his gospel of pensions for all a shorter workweek and free college spread like wildfire The Louisiana poor already worshiped him for building thousands of miles of roads and funding schools hospitals and universities; his outrageous antics on the Senate floor gained him a growing national base By 1935 despite a barrage of corruption investigations Huey Long announced that he was running for presidentIn the end Long was a tragic hero–a power addict who suandered his genius and came close to destroying the very foundation of democratic rule Kingfish is a balanced lucid and absolutely spellbinding portrait of the life and times of the most incendiary figure in the history of American politics If you don't believe something like Hitler can ever happen in America read this book about
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FREE PDF ½ BOOK Kingfish The Reign of Huey P Long ↠ [PDF / Epub] ❤ Kingfish The Reign of Huey P Long ✅ Richard D. White Jr. – Eyltransferservices.co.uk 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 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 Long 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 Long did good for the state’s poor and uneducated than any politician before or since Outrageous demagogue or charismatic visionary? In this powerful new biography Richard D White Jr brings Huey Long to life in all his blazing controversial gloryWhite taps invaluable new source material to present a fresh vivid portrait of both the man and the Depression era that catap There’ll be peace without endEvery neighbor a friendAnd every man a king Huey Long campa