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Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children : . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans!
by John Churchill Chase


Overview - "John Chase has taken what in lesser hands would have been a dull recounting of fact and made a delightfully accurate yet breezy book." -New Orleans Times-Picayune "History in its most painless form . . . lightened not only by cartoons but by narrative approach." -New York Herald Tribune The history of New Orleans is a street-level story, with names like Iberville, Terpsichore, Gravier, Tchoupitoulas, and, of course, Bourbon, presenting the city's past with every step.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"John Chase has taken what in lesser hands would have been a dull recounting of fact and made a delightfully accurate yet breezy book." -New Orleans Times-Picayune "History in its most painless form . . . lightened not only by cartoons but by narrative approach." -New York Herald Tribune The history of New Orleans is a street-level story, with names like Iberville, Terpsichore, Gravier, Tchoupitoulas, and, of course, Bourbon, presenting the city's past with every step. The late John Churchill Chase eloquently chronicles the origins and development of the most fascinating of American cities in this humorous read. Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children details the interesting stories of the developers and families as well as the infamous and famous people, places, and events from which the city's names and character are drawn. First published by now-defunct New Orleans publisher Robert L. Crager in 1949, the book remains funny and informative, generally accepted as a standard reference about the Crescent City.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781565549319
  • ISBN-10: 1565549317
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: September 2001
  • Page Count: 280


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