Eric Brock, a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, has spent years
documenting, collecting, and writing about Shreveport, which, until the 1980s,
was the second-largest city in Louisiana.
As a lifelong resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, Brock has written numerous
magazine and newspaper articles about his hometown. Due to his extensive
knowledge of Shreveport and Louisiana, Brock also serves as a consulting social
and architectural historian. Historic preservation is very important to Brock.
He has therefore served as a past and present board member for such
organizations as the Historic Preservation of Shreveport, the Louisiana
Preservation Alliance, the Highland Area Partnership of Shreveport, and the
Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society of Shreveport.
Eric Brock’s Shreveport is a collection of vignettes on
the city’s history. This wonderful book follows Shreveport’s evolution from
a trading post to a port town, and from the Confederate capital of the state to
the present bustling modern city. During his time writing for the Shreveport
Journal, Brock received many letters and phone calls requesting that he
compile such a work. Eric Brock’s Shreveport is his response.