Praise for Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans
"I heartily recommend Beautiful Crescent. It is clear, concise, and authentic, but not overpowering. A perfect reference book for students, teachers, tourists and native New Orleanians-a must for every library and home."
-Coralie G. Davis, library associate, UNO Library
"The list of governors, mayors, noted personalities, and the chronology make Beautiful Crescent an indispensible tool for tour guides-and indeed fun for everyone who loves New Orleans."
-Jane Molony, training committee, Friends of the Cabildo
"Beautiful Crescent is a must in every tour guide's library. The Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans endorses and applauds this latest update and revision."
-Suzanne Wooderson, president, Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
This concise history of the Crescent City contains chapters covering the diverse history of the area, including the city's founding; the days of European rule; origins of jazz; the lasting impact of slavery; the Creole and Cajun influences; the mighty Mississippi River; lists of notable figures, governors, and mayors; and much more.Editors Kathy Chappetta Spiess and Karen Chappetta have updated the classic text and added even more information to this invaluable guide. Discover within its pages the bright and colorful past and vibrant present of a city whose people consistently survive and overcome adversity. A new foreword by Barbara Robichaux, board president of New Orleans' Tour Guides Association, introduces this expanded edition that is perfect for locals and tourists as they explore one of the most diverse cities in the United States.