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New Orleans: Bayous & The Big Easy

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXUSS171. Buy these 5 items as a set for $72 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Fabulous New Orleans

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Lyle Saxon
Pelican Publishing Company
1989
400
0882897063
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
First published in the 1920s, this charming book by local journalist and literary personality Lyle Saxon is a lovely, impressionistic chronicle of the city, its people and its culture.
$15.95

Bayou, Farewell

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Mike Tidwell
Vintage Books
1997
368
0375725172
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Tidwell introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp fisherman, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history that make Louisiana's Cajun Coast unlike any other place.
$16.00

Why New Orleans Matters

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Tom Piazza
HarperCollins Publishers
2015
240
0062414771
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Piazza (City of Refuge) celebrates the vivid culture and resilient people of New Orleans while examining its dark undercurrents of corruption and racism to create a lively portrait of the city.
$14.99

Eyewitness Guide New Orleans

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Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
244
1465457216
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook provides a terrific introduction to the city and its many highlights.
$20.00

New Orleans Map

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Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093829
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated map of the city center of New Orleans.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten New Orleans

USM270
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465402802
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and a handy pullout map.
$14.00

Lonely Planet New Orleans

USS442
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743210094
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$21.99

New Orleans Streets

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Stephanie Bruno
Pelican Publishing Company
2011
1589808746
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The best of the New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Stephanie Bruno's City Streets.
$15.95

Obituary Cocktail, The Great Saloons of New Orleans

USS516
Kerri McCaffety
Pelican Publishing Company
2011
144
1455615846
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A photographic tribute and history of some of the most historic saloons in the country with more than 200 photos.
$35.00

The National Trust Guide to New Orleans

USS98
Roulhac Toledano
John Wiley & Son
1996
236
0471144045
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An in-depth guide to the architectural heritage, culture and history of beloved New Orleans. With chapters on historic preservation, neighborhood profiles and an introduction to the city's distinctive architectural styles.
$35.00

Very New Orleans, A Celebration of History, Culture, And Cajun Country Charm

USS428
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Algonguin
2005
160
1565124472
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This quirky guide, illustrated with the author's charming watercolors, captures the charm and allure of New Orleans.
$16.95

Bienville's Dilemma: A Historical Geography of New Orleans

USA507
Richard Campanella
Univ Louisiana
2008
429
1887366857
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A member of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Campanella sketches why New Orleans looks the way it does today its location, neighborhoods, demographics, flood protection and more in 68 short articles.
$25.00

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

USS474
Jed Horne
Random House
2008
440
0812976509
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Horne weaves eyewitness accounts and on-the-spot reporting into an unforgettable chronicle of disaster.
$16.00

Coming Back, New Orleans Resurgent

USS496
Mario Tama (Photographer)
Umbrage Editions
2010
128
1884167020
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Tama documents the city's struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in striking color photographs. With a forward by news anchor Anderson Cooper, who has devoted much time and energy to the Gulf Coast region.
$45.00

New Orleans, A Cultural History

USA158
Louise Mckinney
Oxford University Press
2006
272
0195301366
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One in a growing series of well-informed histories, this book, organized by neighborhood, is perfect for travelers interested in the social and cultural foundation of the Big Easy.
$28.95

The Civil War, An Illustrated History

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Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

USS469
Douglas Brinkley
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
718
0061148490
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his New York Time Bestseller, Brinkley allows the survivors of Hurricane Katrina to tell their story in compelling detail. He documents the tragedy and its aftermath for the city and surrounding 150 miles of coastline, government mismanagement and the
$18.99

The Inevitable City

USM262
Scott Cowen
St. Martins
2015
256
1137280131
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tulane University’s president tells how he helped empower ordinary citizens to rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them. A vivid look at New Orleans’ resurgence after Hurricane Katrina.
$17.00

The World That Made New Orleans

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Ned Sublette
Independent Publishers Group
2009
360
1556529589
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Sublette charts the remarkable story of New Orleans's first century from European colonization through the Haitian Revolution (crucial to French and American negotiations over Louisiana).
$16.95

Historic Buildings of the French Quarter

USS468
Lloyd Vogt
Pelican Publishing Company
2002
156554997X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architect Vogt documents New Orleans's 66-block Vieux Carre, highlighting 60 noteworthy buildings from the French colonial, Spanish, Federal, Antebellum and Victorian periods.
$24.95

Jazz, A History of America's Music

MUS79
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2002
512
0679765395
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music -- jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans and quickly embraced in urban centers throughout the nation, jazz celebrates Americ
$45.00

Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

USA440
Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2001
269
0375405615
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This illustrated companion to the PBS series follows the arc of Twain's celebrated career.
$40.00

My New Orleans, Gone Away

USM219
Peter M. Wolf
HarperCollins
2013
322
1883285569
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Historian Wolf reminisces about childhood in New Orleans during the 1950s and 1960s, with insight on the region’s culture and dying cotton infrastructure.
$24.95

New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City

USA506
Andrei Codrescu
Algonguin
2006
273
1565125053
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Well-known NPR commentator and raconteur Codrescu provides an articulate, observant, and intimate portrait of his adopted home.
$14.95

Satchmo, My Life in New Orleans

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Louis Armstrong, Dan Morgenstern (Illustrator)
Da Capo Press
1986
256
0306802767
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jazz great Louis Armstrong regales with tales of his youth in Louisiana.
$16.95

The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story

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Julia Reed
Ecco Press
2009
199
0061136654
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Reed describes with self-deprecating wit her return to New Orleans and a Garden District home just prior to Katrina and her shared efforts with locals to recover and rebuild.
$14.99

A Confederacy of Dunces

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John Kennedy Toole
Grove Press
1987
405
0802130208
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, drenched in New Orleans color and culture. Its sharp humor, combined with vivid local detail, makes it great reading for any visitor to New Orleans.
$16.00

Cajun and Creole Folktales, The French Oral Tradition of South Louisiana

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Barry Jean Ancelet
University Press of Mississippi
1994
296
0878057099
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An excellent, wide-ranging compilation of Cajun and Creole folktales, presented side-by-side in French and English. It includes magic tales, jokes, animal tales, tall tales and legends.
$25.00

Flash for Freedom

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George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1989
287
0452260892
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this fifth installment in the rollicking series, set largely in New Orleans, our self-serving, cowardly Victorian hero meets up with Abraham Lincoln (who saves his neck), runs a slave plantation, cheats at cards, escapes on a slave ship and helps out i
$16.00

Gumbo Ya-Ya, A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales

USS208
Lyle Saxon, Edward Dreyer (Contributor), Robert Tallant (Contributor)
Pelican Publishing Company
1987
581
0882896458
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of charming, outrageous, time-honored, common, obscure, exotic and famous folk tales of Louisiana -- and especially of New Orleans.
$22.00

Island Beneath the Sea

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Isabel Allende
HarperCollins
2010
457
0061988243
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Isabel Allende turns to Haiti (then called Saint-Domonigue) in the tumultuous years surrounding the 1791 slave revolt, and New Orleans at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, in this richly atmospheric novel. She places a strong-willed woman, the slave and
$26.99

Lives of the Saints, A Novel

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Nancy Lemann
Louisiana State University Press
1997
143
0807121622
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A native of New Orleans, Lemann chronicles the lives and loves of the city's eccentric -- and gin-soaked -- bluebloods in this hilarious debut novel.
$17.95

Saratoga Trunk

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Edna Ferber
HarperCollins Publishers
2000
256
0060956712
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set during the 1880s, this is the story of the scheming vixen Clio Dulaine who returns to New Orleans to blackmail her father's aristocratic family.
$13.99

The Keepers of the House

USS465
Shirley Ann Grau
Vintage Books
2003
309
1400030749
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize, Gau's searing novel exposes the hypocrisy and racism of New Orleans society.
$16.99

The Moviegoer

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Walker Percy
Random House
1961
241
0375701966
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Walker Percy won the 1961 National Book Award for this novel, his masterpiece, which unfolds in New Orleans during a momentous Carnival week. It's a great book that we can recommend as much for its sheer readability as for its palpable sense of place.
$15.00

More Books

The Awakening

USS229
Kate Chopin, Marilynne Robinson (Introduction)
Bantam Doubleday
1981
208
055321330X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 1899 novel that forever vanquished "feminine propriety." Chopin's exhilarating, tragic feminist novella sings with the Cajun and Creole cadences of her native New Orleans.
$4.95

The Awakening, A Solitary Soul

USS473
Kate Chopin
Everyman's Library
1993
272
0679417214
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An Everman's Library edition of Chopin's searing novel of love and lust, set in 1890s New Orleans.
$21.00

Cajun and Creole Music Makers

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Barry Jean Ancelet, Elemore Morgan (Photographer)
University Press of Mississippi
1999
176
1578061709
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
This book presents interviews with and photos of Cajun and Creole musicians in their surroundings.
$40.00

City of Refuge

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Tom Piazza
HarperCollins Publishers
2009
403
0061673617
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Uprooted from their New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, two families -- one black and one white -- move to Houston, to rebuild their lives.
$14.99

More of This World or Maybe Another

USS471
Barb Johnson
HarperCollins Publishers
2009
188
0061732273
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The gritty, dazzling debut collection by New Orleans writer and carpenter Johnson. These nine interconnected stories follow four unlikely friends through the backstreets of New Orleans.
$13.99

New Orleans Houses, A House-Watchers Guide

USS213
Lloyd Vogt
Pelican Publishing Company
1985
176
0882892991
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the architecture of New Orlean with maps and 100 drawings.
$24.95

Oyster, A Novel

USS467
John Biguenet
Ecco Press
2003
304
0060514477
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on the Louisiana coast in 1957, Oyster recounts the engrossing tale of a deadly rivalry between two families.
$13.99

Swapping Stories, Folktales from Louisiana

USS168
Carl Lindahl
University Press of Mississippi
1997
352
0878059318
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Two hundred tales as compiled by a statewide storytelling project.
$25.00

Frommer's New Orleans Day by Day

USS462
Frommer's
Frommer's
2016
192
1628873205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide, ideal for a shorter visit, features excellent suggestions for everything from food, hotels and nightlife to neighborhood walks and shopping. With a foldout map.
$13.95

For Kids

Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

MUS37
Chris Raschka
HarperCollins
1992
32
0531070956
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A rhythmic, rhyming book that introduces elementary school kids to the legendary "Bird."
$6.99

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

USS41
Mark Twain
Penguin
2014
368
0143107321
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An enormously influential American book, Twain's masterpiece of boyhood adventure is as much about America's growing pains as it is about Huck's coming of age.
$8.00