T. Harry Williams was born in Vinegar Hill, Illinois, in 1909. He taught at the universities of Wisconsin, Omaha, and West Virginia before becoming Professor of History of Louisiana State University, and was the author of many books on military and political history. The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History was established at Louisiana State University in 1992.
"A brilliant, bawdy, unforgettable picture of the most colorful, as well as the most dangerous man to engage in American politics." --Washington Post