Huey Long has been the subject of more than 70 books, countless articles, and a documentary film. We found the following resources to be credible and accurate.
Huey Long, a documentary by Ken Burns. Along with his life story, this poignant film reveals the polarization of Louisiana over Huey Long. Burns captures the feelings of old timers who lived during Huey Long's reign. The wealthy are sorry he lived, and the poor are sorry he died. The emotions seem fresh, even fifty years after Huey's death. The most accurate film made about Huey Long.
Huey Long, by T. Harry Williams. Pulitzer Prize winning biography, and National Book Award winner in History and Biography.
"Masterpiece of American
— New York Times Book Review.
Fourteen years of exhaustive research, including 295 primary source recorded interviews, went into the writing of this encyclopedic, yet enjoyable volume. It is the preeminent authority on Huey Long. (1981, Vintage Books Edition, a division of Random House, New York. 1969, Alfred A. Knopf, New York.)
Every Man A King, the autobiography of Huey Long. The fascinating and enlightening story of Huey Long's life as only he could tell it. (1964, Quadrangle Books, Chicago. 1933, National Book Co., New Orleans.)
Little Hu: The Boy Who Planned To Be Governor of Louisiana, by Sue Eakin. An inside look at Huey Long's formative years, including accounts from his best friend, Harley Bozeman, and the Winn Parish newspaper. Both informative and entertaining, it provides valuable insight into Louisiana's most powerful and enigmatic leader.
Available from the Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame, Winnfield, Louisiana, 318-628-5928 or 1-877-628-5928, or contact by .
Reminiscences and Recollections of Huey P. Long, by Calvit L. Walker is a captivating look at Huey Long from the viewpoint of a "grass roots" supporter. Neither a colleague nor an acquaintance of Huey's, Walker gives an intimate account of the common man's predicament, and what Huey Long meant to his rural supporters.
Included are interesting details such as the intricacies of the
poll tax system, and the temptations faced by non-salaried legislators. It is
the important story of the silent masses whose only voice was Huey Long. (1996, Dogwood Press, Hemphill, Texas. email@example.com )
Huey P. Long: Doer and Talker, by David R. Collins and illustrated by Jack K. Smith. A wonderful children's book about the man who changed Louisiana for the better. Filled with big, beautiful illustrations that aid in the storytelling, this book also gives a meaningful lesson in the value of helping others. It is an excellent choice for young children. (2003, Pelican Publishing Co., Gretna, Louisiana)
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