Dr. Michael Martin is currently a professor in history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also the Director of the Center of Louisiana Studies which recieved the Chair's Institutional Award in 2012.
"Michael Martin's new book on Russell Long completes the trilogy of the three most significant Longs of Louisiana, adding Russell to Huey and Earl. Russell, the son of Huey and the nephew of Earl, led a longer, more sedate, and in some ways more substantial career than the more flamboyant Longs, who flamed and flared out spectacularly. Russell worked behind the scenes, brought many federal dollars to Louisiana, and was respected by his U.S. Senate colleagues.
Martin's book, thoroughly researched, flows like the Mississippi, dominating the state with comparable current. Unlike his father and uncle, Russell rarely aroused hurricane-force winds. This is a book about Louisiana, the South, and the nation, during a crucial era, eloquently written, researched with painstaking diligence by one of Louisiana's leading historians."--Glen Jeansonne, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
|Instructor||Dr. Michael Martin|
|Location||The Historic First St. School
401 W. First St., Deridder
|Time||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Price||$35 Until Oct. 16
$45 After Oct. 16