Dec 14, 2009 10:59 AM by Rob Kirkpatrick

Authorized Biography of Edwin Edwards Released Today

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even behind bars, Edwin Edwards has
people talking.
The imprisoned former Louisiana governor's official biography is
arriving on bookstore shelves just in time to be wrapped and tucked
under Christmas trees.
Danny Plaisance, the owner of local Baton Rouge bookstore
Cottonwood Books, says he's got a list of buyers to call now that
the books are in his store, people who wanted the book as soon as
it came out.
"Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana" tops 600 pages. It was
written by author Leo Honeycutt, a former television reporter who
met Edwards in 1973 and covered him for years.
The book includes jailhouse interviews with Edwards.
Edwards is serving a 10-year sentence for a bribery and
extortion scheme to rig the riverboat casino licensing process
during his fourth and final term.


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