|Plot Summary of Huey Long|
|"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.
There is also a good deal of discussion of his love life and his extra-marital relationship with Blaze Star, the famous stripper.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Huey Long|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- Politician trying to avoid reform
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- politician/elected ruler
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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