Friday, March 7, 2014

Five top books on New Orleans

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on New Orleans:
The Accidental City
by Lawrence N. Powell

How did an infested and overgrown swamp become the vibrant metropolis that we know and love today? Lawrence N. Powell holds the answer in his endlessly fascinating The Accidental City, which covers such pivotal historical markers as the founding of Louisiana in 1812 and the notorious antebellum slave auctions. For more Crescent City history, Ned Sublette's The World That Made New Orleans provides another riveting exploration of the town's fruitful, turbulent first century.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue