The Kingfish

The Kingfish

by Thomas Harris




Huey P. Long—power, politics, and perseverance.

Chronicling his meteoric rise to popularity and allegations of corruption, Thomas O. Harris tells of Huey P. Long’s many social reforms, which endeared him to the rural poor and made him an enemy of big business. He also vividly points out the overall danger of Long’s politics and his underlying selfish motives. Harris calls Long a dictator and a threat to the American political system but finds it hard to deny Long’s heyday in Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565549869
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Originally a journalist, Thomas Harris is best known for creating Hannibal Lector, one of fiction’s the most terrifying and diabolical characters. All of his four novels have been turned into films, the most notable being the multi-Oscar winning The Silence of the Lambs. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.


Sag Harbor, New York, and Miami Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

April 11, 1940

Place of Birth:

Jackson, Tennessee


B.A., Baylor University, 1964

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews