Though it is now more than five decades ago, I remember well the morning, fall of 1946, I wandered into Harry Williams's history class at Louisiana State University, a curious if blase poacher. This 20-year-old English major had returned to the idy [...]
Washington Through A Purple Veil: Memoirs of a Southern Woman. By Lindy Boggs. Harcourt Brace. $24.95
In just twelve months our isolationist mood had
vanished. Everything else in our lives was about to
If you might wonder why some persons try to move heaven and dirt to despoil the nomination to the U. S. Supreme Court of a legal scholar (as distinguished from a former law student who would have gained either legal or judicial experience or both), the reason, knowing it or not, is that they do not want another Oliver Wendell Holmes on the court.
Within five years of his death at age 42, on Sept. 10, 1935, while seeking the presidency and overseeing Louisiana's government from the U. S. Senate, with whom he shared a mutual disdain, Huey Long suffered a posthumous infirmity. The political fa [...]
Some moviegoers will remember urbane Paul Newman miscast as the earthy and irascible Earl Long in Blaze (1989). The film was scripted in part from Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry (1974), a nightclub stripper's ghosted autobiography styled [...]