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A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819093
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 15th, 2021

In this inspiring coming-of-age memoir, a world-renowned astrophysicist emerges from an impoverished childhood and crime-filled adolescence to ascend through the top ranks of research physics.
 


The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393531725
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white.


The Best Little Baseball Town in the World: The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s Cover Image
$45.60
ISBN: 9781538141151
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 21st, 2021

The Crowley Millers were the talk of minor league baseball in the 1950s, with crowds totaling nearly 10 times Crowley's population and earning Crowley the nickname of "The Best Little Baseball Town in the World." The Best Little Baseball Town in the World: The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s tells the fun, quirky story of Crowley, Louisiana, in the fifties, a story that read


The Big Door Prize Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735218482
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 8th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be.


Buttermilk & Bourbon: New Orleans Recipes with a Modern Flair Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781624146299
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Published: Page Street Publishing - March 26th, 2019

Big Flavor. Big Personality. Unforgettable Southern Cuisine


Can't Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game (American Made Music) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496830043
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - August 25th, 2020

The Stooges Brass Band always had big dreams. From playing in the streets of New Orleans in the mid-1990s to playing stages the world over, they have held fast to their goal of raising brass band music and musicians to new heights--professionally and musically.


Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495038
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Published: Liveright - July 14th, 2020

The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled—hidden away with their “shameful” disease.


Charting the Plantation Landscape from Natchez to New Orleans (Reading the American Landscape) Cover Image
By Laura Kilcer VanHuss (Editor)
$51.75
ISBN: 9780807174791
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Published: LSU Press - May 5th, 2021

Charting the Plantation Landscape from Natchez to New Orleans examines the hidden histories behind one of the nineteenth-century South's most famous maps: Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River, created by surveyor Marie Adrien Persac before the Civil War and used for decades to guide the pilots of river vessels.


Cocktail Dive Bar: Real Drinks, Fake History, and Questionable Advice from New Orleans's Twelve Mile Limit Cover Image
By T. Cole Newton, Bazil Zerinsky (Illustrator), Laura Sanders (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780762472925
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Published: Running Press Adult - May 11th, 2021

Dive deep into the world of cocktail lore, classic recipes, and hard-won wisdom in Cocktail Dive Bar: Real Drinks, Fake History, and Questionable Advice from New Orleans's Twelve Mile Limit.

In this irreverent and engaging guide T.


The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry: A People's History (America's Third Coast) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496833501
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - June 4th, 2021

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers--oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly adapted to the resources of the region. For generations the industry has provided employment and sustenance to Coast peoples.


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The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J. Seymour: Reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger Cover Image
By Terry L. Jones (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781611214642
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Published: Savas Beatie - August 15th, 2021

Like many other soldiers who fought in the Civil War, New Orleans newspaper editor William J. Seymour left behind an account of his wartime experiences. It is the only memoir by any field or staff officer of the famous 1st Louisiana Brigade (Hays' Brigade) in the Army of Northern Virginia. Long out of print, The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J.


Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development Cover Image
By Anne Gessler, Marie-Isabelle Pautz (Photographer)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781496827579
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - June 4th, 2020

Cooperatives have been central to the development of New Orleans. Anne Gessler asserts that local cooperatives have reshaped its built environment by changing where people interact and with whom, helping them collapse social hierarchies and envision new political systems.


Creole Feast: Fifteen Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608011506
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Published: University of New Orleans Press - January 30th, 2020

Before there were celebrity gourmands, Creole Feast brought together the stories and knowledge of New Orleans top chefs when it was first presented in 1978. These masters of modern Creole cuisine share the recipes, tips, and tricks from the kitchens of New Orleans' most famous restaurants, including Dooky Chase, Commander's Palace, Broussard's, and Galatoire's.


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Forever This Summer (Love Like Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780759555204
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C. Youngblood, about family, identity, and learning to stand up for what's right.
Georgie has no idea what to expect when she, Mama, and Peaches are plopped down in the middle of small town USA--aka Bogalusa, Louisiana--where Mama grew up and Great Aunt Vie needs constant care.


The Girls in the Stilt House Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728217710
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 6th, 2021

Remarkable debut.... a] nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance and redemption.--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review


I Wanna Do That!: The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781733634151
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - November 17th, 2020

The move from spectator to participant is a quantum leap. Yet each Mardi Gras in New Orleans, thousands of people make that leap, abandoning inhibition and reveling in the ever-growing creative phenomenon of marching krewes.


Jay Ducote's Louisiana Outdoor Cooking Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780807172964
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Published: LSU Press - September 16th, 2020

From Venison Grillades to Coconut Chili-Chocolate Tarts and much in between, Jay Ducote's Louisiana Outdoor Cooking features more than 150 recipes fun and easy enough to make in the backyard. It also tells the remarkable story of how this Baton Rouge-based chef achieved national culinary celebrity.


A Kingdom of Water: Adaptation and Survival in the Houma Nation (Indians of the Southeast) Cover Image
$69.00
ISBN: 9781496218797
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 1st, 2020

A Kingdom of Water is a study of how the United Houma Nation in Louisiana successfully navigated a changing series of political and social landscapes under French, Spanish, British, and American imperial control between 1699 and 2005. After 1699 the Houma assimilated the French into their preexisting social and economic networks and played a vital role in the early history of Louisiana.


The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641604444
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 8th, 2021

"A fresh new perspective that will be a true revolution to readers and will open new lines of discussion on . . . the importance of the city of New Orleans for generations to come." —Dr.


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Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250798619
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Published: Picador - August 3rd, 2021

"A haunting tapestry of interwoven stories that inform us not just about our past but about the resentment-bred demons that are all too present in our society today . . . The interconnected strands of race and history give Ball’s entrancing stories a Faulknerian resonance." —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review


Los Isleños Cookbook: Recipes from Spanish Louisiana Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781455625529
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - August 29th, 2020

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By Browntrout (Created by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781975439064
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Published: Browntrout Publishers - July 1st, 2021

Lsu Bowl Games: A Complete History Cover Image
$62.44
ISBN: 9781476683119
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Published: McFarland and Company, Inc. - March 1st, 2021

Telling the story of LSU football through coverage of each of the Tigers' 50 bowl games--from 1907 through 2019--this book provides summaries of the team's regular season, and their opponents' season, along with quarter-by-quarter game highlights, team rosters, important stats, and quotes from players and coaches.


Twenty-First-Century Southern Writers: New Voices, New Perspectives Cover Image
By Jean W. Cash (Editor), Richard Gaughran (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496833341
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 19th, 2021

Contributions by Destiny O. Birdsong, Jean W. Cash, Kevin Catalano, Amanda Dean Freeman, David Gates, Richard Gaughran, Rebecca Godwin, Joan Wylie Hall, Dixon Hearne, Phillip Howerton, Emily D. Langhorne, Shawn E. Miller, Melody Pritchard, Nick Ripatrazone, Bes Stark Spangler, Scott Hamilton Suter, Melanie Benson Taylor, Jay Varner, and Scott D. Yarbrough


Matthew's Rise Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781455625444
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 4th, 2021

Set on Caddo Lake in northwest Louisiana, this middle-reader novel finds eleven-year-old Matthew Morin and his family recovering from a tragic loss and trying to regain normalcy as they head to the family farmhouse. There Matthew will build new friendships, investigate a suspicious fire, discovering a Caddo Indian mound, and solving the mystery surrounding the area.


Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496833327
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 26th, 2021

In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans's complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre- and post-Civil War. The authors open and close their manuscript with the dramatic removal of the city's Confederate statues.


The Nightcrawler King: Memoirs of an Art Museum Curator (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496829818
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - December 21st, 2020

While growing up in rural Indiana during World War II, William Fagaly began his first venture--collecting and selling earthworms to locals--from which he was christened with a childhood moniker.


A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604699586
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Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.


Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781469660240
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 1st, 2021

Among the staple foods most welcomed on southern tables--and on tables around the world--rice is without question the most versatile. As Michael W. Twitty observes, depending on regional tastes, rice may be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; as main dish, side dish, and snack; in dishes savory and sweet.


The Salt Fields: A Novella Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781941360491
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Published: Lanternfish Press - March 9th, 2021

A Sitting in St. James Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062367297
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 25th, 2021

6 starred reviews!

"Monumental." —Booklist (starred review)

"A marathon masterpiece."—Kirkus (starred review)

"Necessary."—SLJ (starred review)

"Shocking and dramatic."—Shelf Awareness (starred review)


A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631499067
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Published: Liveright - June 1st, 2021

Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020
Finalist • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction Books of 2020
Library Journal • Best Science & Technology Books of 2020
Booklist • 10 Top Sci-Tech Books of 2020
New York Times Book Review • Editor's Choice


The Southern Entertainer's Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes for Modern Gatherings Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781423653103
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 8th, 2020

Serve up classics and new favorites from a Southern perspective.


Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496827722
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - April 15th, 2020

In the summers of the early 1970s, Morris Ardoin and his siblings helped run their family's roadside motel in a hot, buggy, bayou town in Cajun Louisiana. The stifling, sticky heat inspired them to find creative ways to stay cool and out of trouble.


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Taste of Tremé: Creole, Cajun, and Soul Food from New Orleans' Famous Neighborhood of Jazz Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781646042623
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Published: Ulysses Press - September 7th, 2021

Dive into the heart of New Orleans and whip up classic Cajun and Creole comfort food in your own kitchen and laissez les bons temps rouler.

In Tremé, jazz is always in the air and something soulful is simmering on the stove.


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The Gaudy Image Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781916129238
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Published: Muswell Press - July 1st, 2021

Originally published in Europe in the 1950s to avoid prosecution for obscenity, The Gaudy Image is one of the most important "lost" gay novels.


They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496833075
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 4th, 2021

They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans is the previously untold story of perhaps the oldest outsider settlement in America, an invisible community on the annually flooded shores of the Mississippi River. This community exists in the place between the normal high and low water line of the Mississippi River, a zone known in Louisiana as the batture.


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Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Lola Vollen (Editor), Chris Ying (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642595369
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Published: Haymarket Books - July 27th, 2021

Hurricane Katrina inflicted damage on a scale unprecedented in American history, nearly destroying a major city and killing thousands of its citizens. With far too little help from indifferent, incompetent government agencies, the poor bore the brunt of the disaster.


Walking New Orleans: 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Recreational Wonderlands Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643590356
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Published: Wilderness Press - March 30th, 2021

Get to Know the Famous Louisiana City's Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods


We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. 

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s co


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802149039
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Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.