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  • 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...

  • Not in Vainby Leon C. Standifer

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Growing up in a small college town in central Mississippi in the 1930s, Leon C. Standifer knew little of the trauma of war. But by the time he was nineteen, World War II had made war a reality for him. Standifer volunteered for and was accepted by a special army program that would send him to college for technical training; he somtimes hoped and sometimes... 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... more...

  • The Red Listby Stephen Cushman

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    The "red list" of Stephen Cushman's new volume of poetry is the endangered species register, and the book begins and ends with the bald eagle, a bird that bounded back from the verge of extinction. The volume marks the inevitability of such changes, from danger to safety, from certainty to uncertainty, from joy to sadness and back again. In a single... more...

  • Corps Commanders in Blueby Ethan S. Rafuse; Kenneth Noe; Mark A. Snell; Steven Woodworth; Christopher S. Stowe; Brooks D. Simpson; John J. Hennessy; Thomas G. Clemens

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The outcomes of campaigns in the Civil War often depended on top generals having the right corps commanders in the right place at the right time. Mutual trust and respect between generals and their corps commanders, though vital to military success, was all too rare: Corps commanders were often forced to exercise considerable discretion in the execution... more...

  • We Just Keep Running the Lineby LaGuana Gray

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The poultry processing industry in El Dorado, Arkansas, was an economic powerhouse in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was the largest employer in the interconnected region of South Arkansas and North Louisiana surrounding El Dorado, and the fates of many related companies and farms depended on its continued financial success. We Just... more...

  • The Louisiana Field Guideby Ryan Orgera; Kent Mathewson; Alecia P. Long; Alex V. Cook; J. Michael Desmond; David 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... 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... more...

  • The War of 1812, Conflict and Deceptionby Ronald J. Drez

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Perhaps no conflict in American history is more important yet more overlooked and misunderstood than the War of 1812. Begun by President James Madison after decades of humiliating British trade interference and impressment of American sailors, the war in many ways was the second battle for United States independence. At the climax of the war --... more...