A wild and hilarious odyssey through Louisiana politics. In 1983 Edwin Edwards, one of the most investigated, reviled, and successful figures in American politics was at top form and wanted to be governor again. The politics of the Cajun governor, who ran the state for eight years with equal parts charm and savvy while leading a personal life as freewheeling and uninhibited as his politics, is exposed in all his glory.
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He is one of the most investigated, reviled and successful figures in American politics. The political heir to Huey Long, he is the man who said he could only be beaten if he were "caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy."
It is 1983 - Edwin Edwards is at the top of his form and wants to be governor again. Follow him on his wild and hilarious campaign odyssey through the backroads of Louisiana politics, past federal investigators, ward-healing preachers, nervous bodyguards and high-rolling pols and pretenders, all scrambling for a place on the Last Hayride.
"A primer in basic politics as played by a master politician. It has the colorful personalities of good fiction, lots of sex and even a little violence."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Like Edwards himself, this book is entertainment."
-New Orleans Times-Picayune
"A fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a state in which politics is a favorite pastime."
-Dallas Times Herald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Maginnis (1948 - 2014) was a syndicated political columnist and frequent commentator in the national media. He was the editor and publisher of Louisiana Political Review.
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Book Description Darkhorse Pr, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110961413816
Book Description Darkhorse Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0961413816 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1479901
Book Description Darkhorse Pr, 1984. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW, UNREAD, PERFECT. Bookseller Inventory # 808360