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Based upon a WYES-TV documentary, Canal Street: New Orleans’ Great Wide Way tells the history and social life of New Orleans’ main thoroughfare, from its inception in 1807 to its current revival and rebuilding post-Hurricane Katrina. This exhaustive urban history recalls, celebrates, and documents the contributions Canal Street made to New Orleans’ cultural, artistic, commercial, religious, and political landscape.
Celebrate your inner hunter’s love of meat with these delicious, practical recipes. From domesticated meats, such as beef and pork, to seafood to more exotic game, including caribou and alligator, enjoy the natural bounty that can be found in the wild. Relish such savory and exciting offerings as Crab-Crusted Grouper or Deep-Fried Turkey. Take a walk on the wild side with Baked Armadillo, Dixieland Fried Frog, and Iguana Stew. From favorite old-style offerings to new and unusual tastes, learn the recipes and techniques needed to bring out the flavor of these meats.
Bill Clinton. Bob Dole. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Newt Gingrich. For John R. Rose, it’s politics as usual. His editorial cartoons illuminate, enlighten, and tickle the funny bone. His is a special brand of political cartooning: hilarious, yet oftentimes poignant and moving. Paperback.
As author David R. Collins traveled around Illinois, librarians and teachers everywhere begged him to write a book about the noble Polish patriot, Casimir Pulaski. The teachers complained that there was a Pulaski state holiday, as well as Pulaski towns, schools, and streets across the country, yet few students know who he was or what he did.
Familiar to both locals and visitors, cast iron artistry remains an iconic characteristic of New Orleans. This pictorial study traces the iron work’s history from its origins in England in the sixteenth century, to the establishment of the Leeds Iron Foundry in New Orleans in 1825, and cast iron’s evolution into contemporary times.
Catherine is an only child, but she’s never alone. She has Baby Doll, Lamb, Mr. Elephant, Lady Ladybug, and Bonnie Bunny to keep her giggling all afternoon with their stories and antics. While the tagalongs tease each other about their shortcomings, Catherine the Great, with her insightful, big brown eyes, sees the goodness in them all.
It has been estimated that approximately four hundred women disguised themselves as men to join the Buffalo soldiers; however, only one case has been documented. Cathy Williams enlisted as William Cathay and served for two years before anyone discovered she was a woman. To this day, the former slave is the first documented woman to serve in the United States Military.
For the greater part of the first half of the eighteenth century, Louis Juchereau de St. Denis was the guiding force on the Louisiana-Texas frontier. It is probable that no other man exercised such a determining influence over so long a period in the early affairs of Louisiana and Texas. His rare talents served a vital and peculiar need for colonial France in a critical and most formative period. Paperback.
Here, for the first time, Paul D. Walker reveals Robert E. Lee’s true plan for victory at Gettysburg: a simultaneous strike against the Union center from the front and rear—Pickett’s infantry to charge the front, while Stuart’s cavalry struck the rear. The frontal assault by Pickett went off as scheduled, but as Stuart’s forces approached from the rear, they encountered a Union cavalry contingent. As the forces joined, the Union cavalry leader was quickly killed, and command fell to one of the most dynamic figures in American history—George Armstrong Custer.
This first novel in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series involves sinister pirate forces, strange sea creatures, hospitable native Caribbean people, and issues of environmental management and endangered species. Suddenly faced with the task of saving a lost Spanish treasure embedded in protected coral reef, four enterprising teenagers rely on their courage and scuba-diving skills as they explore and investigate the exotic waters and beaches of the Cayman Islands.
CENDRILLON: A Cajun Cinderella
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and vibrant narration. As lagniappe (something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the story. As in Cinderella, Cendrillon is pestered by la belle-mère (her stepmother) and les belles-soeurs (her stepsisters) but is helped by the bayou creatures who are ses bon amis (her good friends) and by la marraine (her fairy godmother). While the essence of the original story remains, the influence of New Orleans is evident throughout.
PETITE ROUGE: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale
Take Little Red Riding Hood and drop her in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, and she magically transforms into Petite Rouge! Will Petite Rouge safely deliver her étouffée to Grandmère? Will Grandmère get well? Will the gator taille-taille (monster) eat them both? As children discover the answers to these questions, they will also learn numerous Cajun words along the way.
Children will be captivated by Cendrillon’s New Orleans setting and vibrant narration. While the essence of the original story remains, the influence of New Orleans is evident throughout.
Take Little Red Riding Hood and drop her in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, and she magically transforms into Petite Rouge!
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and by the vibrant illustrations. As lagniappe (something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the English text. Translations of the French words, along with a pronunciation guide, make this story educational as well as entertaining. Hardcover.
“The study of regionalism,” writes anthropologist William R. Ferris, “is the study of the relation between people and the places in which they live.” This book explores the history of the area located in Louisiana’s “French triangle,” detailing the history of the people who migrated to the area, including the colonial French, Germans, Acadians, refugees from Santo Domingo, and immigrants from the French Revolution. Erath, chartered in 1899, typified many of the small rural towns in Louisiana. The first settlers moving to Erath arrived in 1781.
A cultural spin on the classic Chicken Little tale, this story follows Chachalaca Chiquita, a colorful southwestern bird, through her journey after a pebble falls from the sky and hits her right on the head. On a mission to tell the jefe (boss) that the sky is falling, Chachalaca Chiquita joins the feathered flock of Lina Gallina, the prairie hen, and her chicks and heads to the mountain.
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