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Huey P. Long
Every Man a King - Advance Review Copy (ARC) - Huey P. LONG - 1933 CAN YOU FIND ANOTHER ONE? THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY COPY!
New Orleans: National Book Company, 1933. Please see item description. Every Man a King Advance Review Copy LONG, Huey P. Publisher: National Book Co., Incl Location: New Orleans Date: 1933 Binding: Octavo, full bound yellow cloth boards. Maroon top stain (only found on ARC) Pages: Original Price: $1.00 Edition: First Edition Printing: Advance Review Copy (ARC) Description: First Edition Advance Review Copy (ARC) of Huey P. Long's colorful autobiography, distributed for review "To The Literary Editor" in advance of the autobiography's planned formal release on November 17th, 1933. Issued by Baker & Thompson Co. of New York to, presumably, "Mona Thomas" with her critical review affixed to the front pastedown. Published only two years before his assassination with only 20,000 of the 100,000 copies sold. An incredibly rare example. An exhaustive search located no other Advance Review Copies of this title. Perhaps a true, one-of-a-kind treasure. To many during the Depression, Huey Long was "a political messiah... To others he was a dictator-in-waiting, described by Mencken as a backwoods Mussolini... When it came to Huey Long, who called himself 'Kingfish,' there was no middle ground" (New York Times). In this scarce first edition of his autobiography, Every Man a King, Long boldly tells his own story to counter the "garbled accounts of my career." As Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Long's biographer, Thomas H. Williams, writes: "Long had a manuscript in final form by the summer of 1933. He asked George Allen to act as his agent in New York in dealing with printers... The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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