T. Harry Williams Writing Styles in Huey Long

T. Harry Williams
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Perspective

The book is written in the academic perspective. It is written in the third person point of view with the author, T. Harry Williams, functioning as the narrator. This allows the author to provide the background information that is such a vital part of the book. And there is plenty of information provided since the book is basically a history of the structure and functioning of Louisiana politics of the time.

In the 1950s, the author became interested in the Oral History project at Columbia University. This project utilized interviewing people and taping the recollections of these people while they are alive instead of relying solely on written sources. The author decided to use this approach in his biography of Huey Long. He interviewed a total of two hundred ninety five people in the course of his research for the book.

T. Harry Williams is well qualified to...

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