Friday, January 01, 2016

Down on the Bayou



A friend in New Orleans who never misses Mardi Gras and is often found on one of the floats sends periodic updates, mainly on the local scandals and political figures, but I repeat myself.

It's a fascinating place. He's just steered me to Lords of Misrule by James Gill. I promised to check it out.

The classic of all Louisiana politics books, of course, is The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling written when Governor Earl Long was in full throat.

Anyone with an interest in American politics should read Liebling's book. Its profile of "Uncle Earl" is both riveting and hilarious.

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