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- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 8.99
An impassioned plea for the meaning of New Orleans in American life–past, present, and future–at its moment of greatest peril. Award–winning novelist and cultural critic writer Tom Piazza is a longtime resident of New Orleans, and a celebrator of the music and culture of that city. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, from a temporary... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 18.95
Once considered one of the most important waterways in the American southeast and a vital link in a shortcut from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana's Bayou Manchac rests in virtual obscurity today. Few now notice the bayou?which runs for eighteen miles, forming the boundary between several south Louisiana parishes?or remember that... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00
The lower Mississippi River winds past the City of New Orleans between enormous levees and a rim of sand, mud, and trees called "the batture." On this remote and ignored piece of land thrives a humanity unique to the region-ramblers, artists, drinkers, fishers, rabbit hunters, dog walkers, sunset watchers, and refugees from Immigration, alimony,... more...
- Viva Publishing Network 2010; US$ 9.99
Ecuador has it all: beaches, mountains, cloud forests, meandering jungle rivers and charming colonial cities. It also has something you won't find anywhere else: the otherworldly Galapagos Islands. VIVA's Quito-based team will point you in all the right directions. more...
- Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 9.99
The 1856 summer season was like so many that had come before ? uneventful, idyllic. The South?s newest and most popular watering spot was a microcosm of Louisiana?s antebellum economic and social structure. More than four hundred vacationers?wealthy sugar planters, powerful politicians, their families, friends and servants?had come to the island... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 22.00
After Hurricane Katrina laid bare the fragility and environmental peril of south Louisiana, author Ian McNulty set out on a series of daytrips to delve into the area's diverse cultural landscapes. He explored communities staked up and down the Mississippi River, nestled into the teeming bayous, braced along the edge of the Gulf, and planted out... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 28.00
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak is the story of two larger-than-life characters and the son whom their lives helped to shape. Ruth Fertel was a petite, smart, tough-as-nails blonde with a weakness for rogues, who founded the Ruth's Chris Steak House empire almost by accident. Rodney Fertel was a gold-plated, one-of-a-kind personality,... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00
Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana's history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history. A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an... more...