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New Orleans

160 pages / 7.75 x 11.00 inches / Color Photographs


  Hardcover / 9780807107997 / September 1980

New Orleans is not only a city built of timber and brick, but a state of mind.

The city's unique character stems from the varied contributions of the peoples that have made up its population during its colorful and often turbulent past. Hurricanes, floods and epidemics have taken their toll, but New Orleans has lived on to tell the tale.

In many ways it continues to be as it was a century ago and is a living example of the French expression "The more things change, the more they are the same".

Changes come, as come they must, but unlike other American cities, New Orleans continues to be itself, a graceful, tolerant and pleasure-loving city. 

Charles L. Dufour was a columnist for the New Orleans States-Item and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is the author of several books, including The Night the War Was Lost and Nine Men in Gray.

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