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  • The Cottoncrest Curseby Michael H. Rubin

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed... more...

  • Breachby Nicole Cooley

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    In Breach, New Orleans native Nicole Cooley recalls Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in gritty, poignant detail, bearing witness to the destruction of a region and to its recovery. Ranging from the urgent to the reflective, these poems speak not only to the horrors of the immediate disaster, but also to family dynamics in a time of crisis and to... more...

  • The Louisiana Field Guideby Ryan Orgera; Kent Mathewson; Alecia P. Long; Alex V. Cook; J. Michael Desmond; Davie Harlan; Raynie Harlan; Joyce Jackson; Michael Pasquier; Aaron Emmitte; Thomas Klingler; Sylvie DuBois; Karen Williams; Zachary Godshall; Anthony Lewis; Barry Cowan; Wayne Parent

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In Louisiana, every bite of food and each turn of phrase is an expression of cultural literacy. Correctly pronouncing "Tchoupitoulas" or "Atchafalaya," knowing the difference between the first Governor Long and the second one, being able to spot the artwork of Caroline Durieux, and honoring the distinction between a Creole and a Cajun roux serve not... more...

  • Ultimatum from Paradiseby Jacqueline Osherow

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    In this collection, Jacqueline Osherow gives us perfectly formed, musical poems that glide between the worlds of art, architecture, literature, and religion. Traveling through Europe, Tel Aviv, and New York, Osherow observes with a keen eye the details of objects-beautiful buildings and ancient artifacts-and of the conversations and interactions she... more...

  • Southern Watersby Craig E. Colten

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Water has dominated images of the South throughout history, from Hernando de Soto's 1541 crossing of the Mississippi to tragic scenes of flooding throughout the Gulf South after Hurricane Katrina. But these images tell only half the story: as urban, industrial, and population growth create unprecedented demands on water in the South, the problems of... more...

  • The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000by Thomas W. Jacobsen

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was "ready for its new Golden Age." Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging... more...

  • Downstream Toward Homeby Oliver A. Houck

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Rivers have played a remarkable role throughout our national history. The outcome of battles, the fate of pioneers, and the survival of early settlers were inextricable from the course and temperament of surrounding rivers. Depicted in songs, art, and fiction, these waterways found a place in the American psyche and continue to wind through the imaginations... more...

  • In Tuneby Ben Wynne

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Born into poverty in Mississippi at the close of the nineteenth century, Charley Patton and Jimmie Rodgers established themselves among the most influential musicians of their era. In Tune tells the story of the parallel careers of these two pioneering recording artists-one white, one black-who moved beyond their humble origins to change the face of... more...

  • Steward of the Landby Thomas Affleck; Lake Douglas

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    In the first collection of published writings of Thomas Affleck (1812-1868), Lake Douglas re-establishes the reputation of a tireless agricultural reformer, entrepreneur, and horticulturist. Affleck's wide range of interests-animal husbandry, agriculture, scientific farming, ornamental horticulture, insects, and hydrology, among others-should afford... more...

  • Brothers One and Allby Mark H. Dunkelman

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    During the Civil War, the regiment was the fundamental component of armies both North and South, its reliability and effectiveness crucial to military success. Soldiers' devotion to their regiment -- their esprit de corps -- encouraged unit cohesion and motivated the individual soldier to march into battle and endure the hardships of military life.... more...