Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36
Relying heavily on interviews with more than two dozen people who vividly recall the conflict, the author reveals what led Huey Long to order 3,000 militiamen into New Orleans.
Freelancer Garry Boulard, residing in New Orleans, writes about the ripe political, educational, and economic life of the city and the state for many major newspapers. In the Pelican State, one can hardly mention politics without uttering the name Huey P. Long in the same breath. In the course of familiarizing himself with his new hometown, Boulard was surprised when he learned of Long's attack on New Orleans. He discovered that of the multitude of tomes written about the Kingfish, none offered an in-depth analysis of the siege. Boulard seized the opportunity. In the course of his investigation, he located and interviewed more than two dozen people involved with Long and his siege of New Orleans. While writing his book, Boulard relied heavily on his more than twenty years of experience as an investigative journalist. His articles appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times, the Times-Picayune, and the Christian Science Monitor. Boulard has made a name for himself in scholarly publications as well. Such respected periodicals as the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Ethnic Studies, and American Quarterly have published his reviews and essays. This versatile writer focuses his attention on one other medium: books. Boulard is the author of "Just a Gigolo": The Life and Times of Louis Prima, which examines another character with strong ties to New Orleans. He has contributed to The St. James Guide to Biography and the Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections. The two areas of biography and politics meld perfectly in Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36, which has been called "a brilliant history written with the verve and style most authors can only envy." It is his first book published by Pelican.
ISBN: 9781565543034 FORMAT: Paperback PUBLISHER: Pelican Publishing DATE: 8/31/1998 STATE: Louisiana IMAGES: 24 PAGES: 256 DIMENSIONS: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)