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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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Essential Reading Package-EXUSS138

Buy these 4 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 American individualism and creativity at its best.
$45.00

Why New Orleans Matters

USS472
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

USS305
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

USS207
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093829
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated map of the city center of New Orleans.
$9.95

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

New Orleans Streets

USS486
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

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

Creole New Orleans, Race and Americanization

USS171
Joseph Logsdon (Editor), Arnold R. Hirsch (Editor)
Louisiana State University Press
1992
456
0807117749
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of New Orleans, focusing on Creole and Black contributions.
$25.95

Fabulous New Orleans

USS01
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

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.
$30.95

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 heroes who emerged.
$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

Treme: The Complete First Season

USM186
John Goodman
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
0780664523
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The first season of the HBO drama about residents of New Orleans attempts to rebuild their lives and their unique and fascinating city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
$59.99

Treme: The Complete Second Season

USM187
John Goodman
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
0780682971
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The second season of the HBO drama about residents of New Orleans attempts to rebuild their lives and their unique and fascinating city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
$59.99

Early Jazz, Its Roots and Musical Development

GEN285
Gunther Schuller
Oxford University Press
1986
416
0195040430
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A serious, classic study of the origins of jazz from the turn of the century to the 1930s.
$24.99

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

MUS81
Ellis Marsalis (Introduction), Herman Leonard
Bloomsbury USA
2010
303
1608193330
HARD COVER
Music
0
0
0
0
This definitive collection of the great jazz photographer's work showcases Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and other celebrated musicians from the 1940s through the 1960s.
$65.00

Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel

MUS80
Howard Reich
Northwestern
2010
390
0810127059
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
From New Orleans to Havana and Chicago, each chapter in this connoisseur's guide by the Chicago Tribune art critic is a suite, focusing on people, a place, or a scene. Reich illuminates the history of America music, and especially jazz, including profiles and elegies for such giants as Gershwin, Ellington, and Sinatra.
$24.95

South to Louisiana, The Music of the Cajun Bayous

USS324
John Broven
Pelican Publishing Company
1987
384
0882896083
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A musical history of Cajun country.
$19.95

The History of Jazz

MUS82
Ted Gioia
Oxford University Press
2011
480
0195399706
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
Studded with lively portraits of jazz's greatest musicians, this new edition of Giao's classic brings to life the places in which jazz evolved.
$19.95

Around the Bend, A Mississippi River Adventure

USS45
C.C. Lockwood
Louisiana State University Press
1998
169
0807123129
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour of the Mississippi River as seen through the lens of naturalist and wildlife photographer Lockwood.
$39.95

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

The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story

USS429
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

Treat it Gentle, An Autobiography

USS323
Sidney Bechet
Da Capo Press
2002
256
0306811081
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lyrical autobiography from the legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. Sidney reminiscences about the early days of New Orleans jazz.
$15.95

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

USS152
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

The Moviegoer

USS249
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.
$16.00

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

New Orleans Streets

USS486
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

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

Creole New Orleans, Race and Americanization

USS171
Joseph Logsdon (Editor), Arnold R. Hirsch (Editor)
Louisiana State University Press
1992
456
0807117749
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of New Orleans, focusing on Creole and Black contributions.
$25.95

Fabulous New Orleans

USS01
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

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.
$30.95

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 heroes who emerged.
$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

Treme: The Complete First Season

USM186
John Goodman
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
0780664523
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The first season of the HBO drama about residents of New Orleans attempts to rebuild their lives and their unique and fascinating city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
$59.99

Treme: The Complete Second Season

USM187
John Goodman
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
0780682971
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The second season of the HBO drama about residents of New Orleans attempts to rebuild their lives and their unique and fascinating city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
$59.99

Early Jazz, Its Roots and Musical Development

GEN285
Gunther Schuller
Oxford University Press
1986
416
0195040430
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A serious, classic study of the origins of jazz from the turn of the century to the 1930s.
$24.99

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

MUS81
Ellis Marsalis (Introduction), Herman Leonard
Bloomsbury USA
2010
303
1608193330
HARD COVER
Music
0
0
0
0
This definitive collection of the great jazz photographer's work showcases Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and other celebrated musicians from the 1940s through the 1960s.
$65.00

Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel

MUS80
Howard Reich
Northwestern
2010
390
0810127059
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
From New Orleans to Havana and Chicago, each chapter in this connoisseur's guide by the Chicago Tribune art critic is a suite, focusing on people, a place, or a scene. Reich illuminates the history of America music, and especially jazz, including profiles and elegies for such giants as Gershwin, Ellington, and Sinatra.
$24.95

South to Louisiana, The Music of the Cajun Bayous

USS324
John Broven
Pelican Publishing Company
1987
384
0882896083
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A musical history of Cajun country.
$19.95

The History of Jazz

MUS82
Ted Gioia
Oxford University Press
2011
480
0195399706
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
Studded with lively portraits of jazz's greatest musicians, this new edition of Giao's classic brings to life the places in which jazz evolved.
$19.95

Around the Bend, A Mississippi River Adventure

USS45
C.C. Lockwood
Louisiana State University Press
1998
169
0807123129
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour of the Mississippi River as seen through the lens of naturalist and wildlife photographer Lockwood.
$39.95

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

The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story

USS429
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

Treat it Gentle, An Autobiography

USS323
Sidney Bechet
Da Capo Press
2002
256
0306811081
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lyrical autobiography from the legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. Sidney reminiscences about the early days of New Orleans jazz.
$15.95

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

USS152
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

The Moviegoer

USS249
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.
$16.00

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A Confederacy of Dunces

USS02
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

Creole Folktales

CRB124
Patrick Chamoiseau (Introduction), Linda Coverdale (Translator)
New Press
1997
113
1565843967
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An anthology of classic Creole Folklore.
$13.95

Voodoo, Search for the Spirit

CRB147
Laennec Hurbon, Lory Frankel (Translator)
Harry N. Abrams
1995
175
0810928574
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lavishly illustrated pocket-encyclopedia of voodoo traditions in West Africa and America.
$12.95

Wicked River, The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild

USS475
Lee Sandlin
Vintage Books
2011
304
0307378519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized around a rich gallery of gamblers, thieves, presidents and pirates, Sandlin's rollicking account of New Orleans and the Mississippi during the steamboat era draws on firsthand accounts from the period.
$15.95