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Huey Long has been the object of great veneration by some and great criticism by others. As Governor of Louisiana, he was able to accomplish great things for the state, free text books in the schools, the development of LSU into a major eductional institution, and the modernization of the state's roads and bridges, but there was also a darker side. Long was a political boss who demanded loyalty from his friends and rewarded that loyalty with political favors. He would use everything in his power to get his cronies elected and get what he wanted done. Williams shows how he managed to remain in control of the state, even when he went to Washington to join the senate.
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   There is also a good deal of discussion of his love life and his extra-marital relationship with Blaze Star, the famous stripper.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Politician trying to avoid reform Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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