HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of…
Loading...

Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36

by Garry Boulard

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
211730,925 (2.5)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Garry Boulard's saga about one of Louisiana's most prominent politicians is splendid. Boulard tells the story of how Long came to New Orleans in such a troublesome time, during the Great Depression, and advocated for the needs of the people, not just an elite group. Or so we thought? Boulard gives slightly a different account of Long, as somewhat of a dictator using the Louisiana National Guard to demonstrate his prowess over local politicians.

This book is not recommended for those who really want to learn about Long. I recommend other books, like "Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long" or better yet, "Huey Long" by T. Harry Williams for a better, less biased analysis. Overall, I would not recommend this book to others who are truly interested in the legacy of Long. Or, if they read this, they should supplement it with other readings.

However, this book is decent in the sense that it is written on a high school level and can easily be understood by teenagers. ( )
  Chrisdier | May 5, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (2.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 1
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,558,873 books! | Top bar: Always visible