New Orleans, LA: National Book Co., 1933. First edition. 8vo. 343pp. Orange cloth with black & red lettering in uncommon illustrated dustjacket. A very good copy (lower corner tips lightly bumped; black price on ffep upper corner; light, general wear to covers; wear to extremities of dustjacket with some loss at spine ends and corners; short tape repair lower spine). Item #21851
Huey Pierce Long Jr. (1893 – 1935), known also by the byname "The Kingfish", was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a United States senator from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. Long was a left-wing populist member of the Democratic Party and rose to national prominence during the Great Depression for his vocal criticism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal, which Long deemed insufficiently radical. In this autobiography, Long explores his rise to power and his plan to redistribute the nation's wealth.