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The Earl of Louisiana. by A. J. Liebling

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Louisiana

Subjects:

  • Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960.,
  • Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsF376.L6 L5
The Physical Object
Pagination252 p.
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5820882M
ISBN 100807105376
LC Control Number61007017
OCLC/WorldCa395367

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Journalist a.j. Liebling wrote this account of the last 18 months of Earl Long, brother of Huey. As the book begins, Earl is governor of Louisiana, just returned from Texas where he had been committed to a mental institution by his wife Blanche who perhaps did not appreciate Earl's penchant for attending strip clubs and befriending Blaze Starr, a notorious burlesque performer/5. In the summer of , A. J. Liebling, veteran writer for the New Yorker, came to Louisiana to cover a series of bizarre events that began with Governor Earl K. Long's commitment to a mental institution. Captivated by his subject, Liebling remained to write the fascinating yet tragic story of Uncle Earl's final year in politics. First published in , The Earl of Louisiana recreates a stormy. In the summer of , A. J. Liebling, veteran writer for the New Yorker, came to Louisiana to cover a series of bizarre events that began with Governor Earl K. Long's commitment to a mental institution. Captivated by his subject, Liebling remained to write the fascinating yet tragic story of Uncle Earl's final year in politics. First published in , The Earl of Louisiana recreates a stormy Cited by:   As a life long resident of Louisiana and student of history,I can say this is one of the finest (and funniest!) books written about any of our politicians-So much has been written about the Long family, especially Uncle Earl, but Mr. Liebling really "gets" it-He captured the weird, wacky flavor of our #1 spectator sport, politics-Although this book was written over 50 years ago, so much Cited by:

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The author's book THE EARL OF LOUISIANA, a compilation of articles written for the "New Yorker," recounts the trials and tribulations of a politician trying to fight his way through the tangled web of southern politics in an effort to attain and keep power. The manipulations necessary to get votes from the diverse population of Louisiana have 4/5(23). The Earl of Louisiana, Edition on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Earl of Louisiana, Edition.   A year after Liebling began following Earl K. Long around the state of Louisiana on what, ultimately would be the last ride for both men, he published a series of radiant, incisive, and memorable reports in The New Yorker about the time he spent with the bombastic, erratic, and brilliant younger brother of a man generally considered the state’s most consequential and legendary politician Author: Lamar White, Jr.

The Earl of Louisiana by A. J. Liebling, unknown edition, See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. In the course of four of the most tumultuous and controversial decades in the history of Louisiana, Earl K. Long was a power to be reckoned with--in and out of political office. The Earl of Louisiana [Liebling, A.J.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Earl of Louisiana. The Earl of Louisiana [A. J. Liebling] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.