11 Books about New Orleans – Episode #126
About This Episode
Today’s episode is devoted to books about New Orleans. If you’re caught up on Netflix and want to spend some time reading instead, this one’s for you.
I recorded this in December 2020. Even if you are listening years from now, this will help you get to know the city better whether you are planning a trip or just wanting to stay connected with New Orleans.
We’ve done 125 episodes. Talked to many authors. This is the 2nd time I’m doing a show like this one. The first was back in epsiode 111.
Here’s what this is not. It is not a top 10 list. It’s not a comprehensive list. It’s just a list of very good books about New Orleans, across several categories.
Ready? The last one went well. Let’s see how this one goes. On to the books!
New Orleans bookstores:
New Orleans History Through our Streets
- Frenchmen, Desire, Goodchildren, by John Chase
- Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names, by Sally Asher
- Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II, by Jerry Strahan
- Secret Guides: Secret New Orleans, by Chris Champagne
Life Along the Mississippi River
- River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler along Louisiana’s Historic Byway, by Mary Ann Sternberg
- River Road Rambler Returns: More Curiosities along Louisiana’s Historic Byway, by Mary Ann Sternberg
- Down on the Batture, by Oliver Houck
- You Ought to Do a Story About Me, by Ted Jackson (about Jackie Wallace)
- A Terrible Thunder, the Story of the New Orleans Sniper, by Peter Hernon
- 1 Dead in Attic, by Chris Rose
Previous Episodes Mentioned
13 Books About New Orleans – #111
St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans – #57
Down on the Batture – #124
You Ought to Do a Story About Me – #122
Fire at the Upstairs Lounge – #66
Chasing Flavor with Chef Frank Brigtsen
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