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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...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus a city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and... more...
- Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 2.99
In 1938, under the direction of novelist and historian Lyle Saxon, The Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration produced this delightfully detailed portrait of New Orleans. Containing recipes, photographs and folklore, it is consistently hailed as one of the best books produced about the city. Remarkably, many of the sites and... 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...