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:
Garden District Bookshop
Blue Cypress Books
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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