THE HUEY LONG MURDER CASE by Hermann B. Deutsch

THE HUEY LONG MURDER CASE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A newspaperman who knew Long and has since secured the evidence of surviving witnesses of the assassination has provided a resume and re-examination of the particulars in this case as well as some of the posthumous doubts which remained: notably the motive beyond ""pure patriotism"" which led young, happily married Dr. Weiss, who seemed temperamentally incapable of violence, to kill the Kingfish. Prefaced by a profile of the homegrown Fascist who in 1935 was a real threat to Roosevelt, and by the feverish political activity just before his death, this goes on to the shots fired in the corridor of the House where Long's life and menace were bisected by a bullet, to the emergency surgery and those who officiated, and to some of the false notions which prevailed after his death. Deutsch, unfortunately, has very little to add to the already known evidence; he does privately support one contention- that Weiss was protecting his family from racial innuendoes made by Long; but all in all this does not assure interest -- certainly at book length- in the end of a man who is, happily, an all but forgotten figure today.

Pub Date: Feb. 22nd, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday