Author to discuss his book “The Battle of the Longs” at Sports Museum


Bill Nash will discuss his new book, “The Battle of the Longs: The Politics of Gillis and Speedy Long and a bit of Russell” Thursday, May 4 from 6-7 pm at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. This event is free and open to the public.

The Battle of the Longs features stories about the colorful cousins of Huey P. Long: Gillis, Speedy and Russell. State Senator Gerald Long will introduce the author for the program. Learn about this interesting research on the famous Long political family, meet the author and buy a signed copy of his book.

Bill Nash grew up in DeRidder. This is the second book by Nash. In 2014 he authored High Hat Sam, life of Gov. Sam H. Jones. Nash is a Pentecostal Pastor at Mangham where he and his wife Lee have served the past 14 years. He is an Honorary Chaplain to the Louisiana Legislature and Chaplain to the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Dept.