Legacy to Power: Senator Russell Long of Louisiana

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iUniverse, Feb 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 500 pages
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Russell Long of Louisiana towered over the U.S. Senate for almost four decades as one of the most powerful men in Washington and the nation. He was a politician's politician, always operating behind the scenes, masterfully pulling the levers of the legislative process in a unique and colorful way.

Legacy To Power tells Russell Long's story and the larger story to which it belongs - the fascinating tale of the Longs of Louisiana, one of America's greatest political dynasties. This fast-paced and sharply written biography is full of political intrigue, personal insight, and colorful anecdotes of Washington life.

 

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Long's decision not to seek reelection to the Senate from Louisiana in 1986 brought an end to almost four decades of service in that body. The son of former Louisiana governor and senator Huey Long ... Read full review

Contents

The Sultan of Smear
119
Those Twenty Votes
139
Joining the Club
149
The Grandma Amendments
163
Our Southern Way of Life
176
A Biscuit for a Barrel of Flour
199
Until Hell Freezes Over
222
The Civil War Is Over
229
Playing for Keeps
316
A Phloogie Beats Anything
328
The Fastest Gun in the West
338
My Best Judgment
349
The Same Thing as Fertilizer
355
The Customers Are Always Right
369
The Fox in Winter
376
Some Snap Left in My Garters
386

Blood in My Boots
242
The Defense of Thomas Dodd
260
If Youre Going to Start a Filibuster
267
A Special Johnson Man
276
A Good Thing to Lose
286
The Way to Spike Their Guns
299
He Should Have Burned Those Tapes
308
Call It a Parade
398
Running for My Freedom
411
Epilogue
417
Notes
421
Bibliography
446
Index
449
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Robert is currently state director to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana.

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