A detailed close-up of the demagogue, Huey Long, whose power tactics brought about a dress rehearsal of an American tyranny. Long rose out of a politico-socio-economic condition which still exists. From drummer boy to dictator, violent, loud-mouthed, ludicrous, a one-man riot who put a state into a tailspin. This book is an examination of his machinations, and of the men who are in it with him. Not until 1939 was the ghost of the Kingfish laid. Granted the live interest today, this is well done.