The Day Huey Long Was Shot, September 8, 1935Book - 1993
"Demagogue, populist, governor, U. S. Senator, Kingfish - Huey P. Long was at the red-hot core of controversy during his lifetime. Gunned down six decades ago, Long and the mysteries surrounding his death continue to keep opinions burning in Louisiana and indeed throughout America." "Here in a new edition is David Zinman's riveting story tracing the fatal day in 1935 when Huey Long was shot to death in the Louisiana capitol. History records the gunman as Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, a young Baton Rouge physician. Rumors and behind-the-scenes whispers spurred Zinman to explore history's "official" version of Long's death. His findings did not corroborate the accepted facts, and his extensive research and interviews document astonishing conflicts and contradictions." "Since the initial publication of The Day Huey Long Was Shot (1963) Zinman has continued to follow the case by exclusive interviews with the Weiss family and with Long's bodyguards. In February 1992 forensic scientists examined Weiss's body and concluded that there were serious doubts that the doctor had fired the fatal shot." "At the same time, the discovery of Weiss's long-missing gun and the state police file on the case brought astonishing results. In this updated edition Zinman reports the new evidence that keeps the hotly debated case on the front pages of America's newspapers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1993.
Branch Call Number: La B Long, Huey P.
Characteristics: xiv, 361 p.,  p. of plates : 22 cm.