Messiah of the Masses
Glen Jeansonne,MESSIAH OF TH MASSES; HUEY LONG AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION, (Addison-Wesley Longman Publishers, N.Y., 1993,204 pp.). Jeansonne was born into a Cajun family in 1946. He grew up in New Roads, Louisiana, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the UL Lafayette(then- University of Southwestern Louisana) in 1968. After recieving his Ph.D. in history at Florida State University in 1973, he taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and the University of Michigan before he became a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1978. Jeansonne is the author of four books and 15 articles on Louisiana in the 20th century. His book on the infamous Wiscousin born bigot og the 1950’s GERALD L.K.SMITH: MINISTER OF HATE, was nominated for a pulitzer Prize for biography in 1988.
MESSIAH OF THE MASSES;HUEY LONG ANF THE GREAT DEPRESSION is a biography of Huey Pierce Long. Jeansonne starts the book with Long’s childhood. He was born in Winnfield, Louisiana on August 30,1893. He was one of ten children born to Hugh and Caledonia Long. It continues with Long as a candiate for public office. He ran for the Railroad commissioner which he was elected to in 1918. Long ran for governor, which he
/ Pages : 317 / 24