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New Orleans then and now
Campanella, Richard.
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Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub. Co., 1999.
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400 pages ; 24 x 28 cm
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F379.N543 C36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Nearly 400 side-by-side photographs (many never before published) dating from 1847 to the present compare views as captured from the street, roof, and air in this visual exploration of the Crescent City.

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Library Journal Review

New Orleans is an increasingly popular travel destination: since 1998, ten new travel guides to the city have been published (e.g., Randolph Delehanty's Ultimate Guide to New Orleans, Chronicle, LJ 3/15/98). These two titles provide two unusual perspectives on this city and a wealth of information not normally found in travel guides. New Orleans Then and Now tells the history of New Orleans through 175 photographs, taken between 1847 and 1998 and arranged as sets of comparative "then" and "now" displays. Like these photographs, which are of excellent quality, the narrative accompanying them supplies careful detail, important for understanding the changes that have taken place over time. An excellent, clever featureÄa small map in the lower right-hand side of odd-numbered pagesÄindicates where each site is located in the city. Although not for the first-time tourist, this title will be handy for those interested in urban geography, development, history, architecture, and New Orleans. The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans is a literary guide containing a history, an annotated list of "Literary New Orleanians," a reading list, a literary calendar, a list of local bookstores and resources, and excerpts of writings about the city by various authors. Larson, the book editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune since 1988, has compiled an exhaustive literary guide. Her love for both books and for New Orleans comes through in her writing. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.ÄJohn J. McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.