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Reviews of Kingfish U

"Robert Mann delivers a lagniappe look at two Louisiana icons — Huey Long and LSU. From that big stadium in the sky, Huey still delights the crowd as he leads the Tiger band down the field. A delightful gumbo." —Richard D. White, Jr, author of "Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long"

"Do we need another book regaling us with stories about Huey Long’s madcap career? Absolutely, when they are as eye-opening as Kingfish U. Robert Mann’s considered examination of the Kingfish and his world is a real page turner." –Lawrence N. Powell, author of "The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans"

“The impact of Huey Long on LSU was enormous and more complicated than most folks realize. Kingfish U is both thoroughly researched and great fun to read. Robert Mann masterfully weaves the controversies, visions, and key characters into a compelling narrative.” —Wayne Parent, author of "Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics"


“Robert Mann has captured how Huey Long used his power and influence to build and promote Louisiana State University through its Fighting Tigers football team. Kingfish U is a must read for political types, academics, football fans, and lovers of history and great writing.”

—Dan Borné, voice of LSU’s Tiger Stadium and former aide to US Senator Russell Long

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