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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (September 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455616273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455616275
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #982,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melvin Hunt on November 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
An outstanding book about the campaign season in Louisiana. This book features the comeback of the colorful Edwin Edwards. This is an excellent coverage of Edwards sucessful comeback as the Governor of Louisiana. You are able to witness first hand the fundraising machine that Edward's put into motion to unseat an incumbent Republican governor. Also interesting were the numerous campaign rallies that was put together by the Edward's organization. You would definitely have to say that there is not a better book about elections in Louisian than this one. This is definitely a must read for all students of politics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LSU Girl on April 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book continues to be the standard in Lousiana political literature. When I worked at the Louisiana State Senate, John Macginnis was always seen in the halls, keeping a tab on all of the legislative behind the scenes happenings. Macginnis writes with great insight as to the inner workings of one of the most intriguing political climates in America. A must read!
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I give this three stars as it is readable, if not believable. John Maginnis has taken liberties in talking about me without ever talking to me. How disappointing. More disappointing is his fictional account.
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By selena on October 27, 2011
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i was very satisfied with the book.i received it very fast .i was very glad i ordered it.on a skale of 1-10 i would give it a 10.thank you
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 2000
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This book was written in 1984. However, Louisiana has changed very little since this book was first published. I'd recommend reading The Last Hayride if you're considering a move to Louisiana.
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