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He was the most extraordinary politician, businessman, medicine man, and promoter imaginable. Coozan Dudley LeBlanc traces the life of this amazing Cajun entrepreneur who almost single-handedly revolutionized American product advertising. He spent millions to promote Hadacol, his alcohol-saturated, vitamin-mineral patent medicine. Paperback.
Cross to Bear provides the true story and behind-the-scenes account of one of the most notorious Louisiana gubernatorial races. This fast paced account reads like a work of fiction, because only in Louisiana could characters such as these attain such political prominence. This volume unfolds the characters of David Duke, struggling to overcome his racist, anti-Semitic past as he raises millions; Buddy Roemer who battles his political demons while hitting a personal mid-life crisis; and the scandal-plagued Edwin Edwards striving for redemption in one last comeback bid.
Michael Zatarain, a writer and insider in Louisiana politics, has written the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures in the 1980s American political arena: David Duke. In researching David Duke: Evolution of a Klansman, Zatarain discovered that David Duke did not fit into the standard mold of the ignorant, untutored bigot. Duke is articulate, charismatic, appears educated; and he is dedicated to the cause of “white rights”, as Duke has coined his openly racist agenda.
Unlike other books about George Washington, this compelling interactive biography reveals anew why Washington is proclaimed as the “Father of Our Country” and remains America’s most-beloved president. Graced by a captivating fast-paced narrative and intricate, colorful design, George Washington: An Interactive Biography literally places history in the hands of the reader through a fascinating collection of Washington artifacts and documents.
Few politicians, other than presidents, have enjoyed as much extensive public attention as did Huey Pierce Long. So great was his persona that even now, generations after his death, he is well remembered, not only for his work, but also for the personality that reshaped Louisiana’s political history.
As the life of U.S. senator James Lane unfolded on the Kansas frontier, so did his saintly and dastardly deeds. Some called him a murderer while others affectionately called him a good politician. Carefully preserving the character of the misunderstood senator, this book tells the untold and largely forgotten story of the controversial Civil War-era figure.
Chronicling his meteoric rise to power and allegations of corruption, Thomas O. Harris’s The Kingfish tells of Huey P. Long’s many social reforms, which endeared him to the rural poor and made him an enemy of big business. Paperback.
Not since Huey Long has any politician so dominated Louisiana politics as Edwin Edwards. A man of rogue energy and vaulting ambition, this Cajun governor ran the state for eight straight years, and would go on to be governor twice more, with equal parts charm and savvy while leading a personal life as freewheeling and uninhibited as his politics.
You Are My Sunshine expertly treats the impressive life story of Jimmie Davis, a man of many talents and accomplishments. Read this book and enjoy a Jimmy Davis’ original success story. Read of his rise from a humble background to the Governor’s Mansion, and his subsequent career as governor of Louisiana; his success in the music field, writing the classic “You Are My Sunshine,” and being one of the first inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame; and read about his admirable love of family and friends throughout. Paperback.
This work reveals the monumentally influential friendship between America’s sixteenth president and Gustav Koerner, a German revolutionary who settled on the Illinois frontier. With research based in unique correspondence previously ignored by Lincoln and Civil War scholars, this innovative volume sheds light on an unexamined aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life.
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