Houses built to resemble riverboats, the finest business hall in the world, a meteorite in a golf course, a back alley that serves as a portal of the voodoo afterwold, a 1960's time capsule, a house made of 1200 glass ashtrays, Lee Harvey ...
Author: Christian Champagne
Publisher: Jonglez Publishing
Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, New Orleans offers countless off-beat experiences and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track. Houses built to resemble riverboats, the finest business hall in the world, a meteorite in a golf course, a back ......
New York: Liveright Publishing, 2018. Gayarré, Charles. History of Louisiana:
The French Domination. Vol. 1. New York: Redfield, 1854. Groom, Winston.
Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans. New York:
Author: Josh Foreman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The history of New Orleans is one of contrasts--heroes and villains, catastrophe and celebration, sinners and saints. In this New Orleans, a serial-killing axeman threatens to murder anyone not playing jazz. A fearless band of missionary nuns pushes to civilize the frontier. During World War II, Nazi U-boats lurk off the coast, while Denton Crocker's battle with local mosquitoes contributes to victory in the Pacific. From the streetcar strikers who lined the thoroughfares with IEDs to the unsung heroine of the Battle of New Orleans, Ryan Starrett and Josh Foreman offer a dose of history that would be hard to believe if it hadn't happened here.
New occupations unique to the Crescent City and the area are suggested, and five secret societies are covered. A scenario designed to acquaint investigators with most of New Orleans' areas completes the book.
Author: Fred Van Lente
New Orleans in the 1920's is a city of many faces. The gaiety of Mardi Gras is juxtaposed with the rampant corruption that earned New Orleans the nickname "The City That Care Forgot." The genteel decline of the French Quarter, the location of the city's original settlement, stands in contrast to the rich opulence of the Garden District, where the Americans later built their mansions. Voodoo and Catholicism exist peacefully side by side. And beneath it all, the face of the Mythos can sometimes be glimpsed .... This guidebook includes detailed chapters on: the history of New Orleans, the French Quarter and the greater city, and the bayous and coastal area. A chapter on voodoo includes guidelines for integrating it into Call of Cthulhu. New occupations unique to the Crescent City and the area are suggested, and five secret societies are covered. A scenario designed to acquaint investigators with most of New Orleans' areas completes the book.
The History, Spirit & Secrets of Mardi Gras Rosary O'Neill. Chapter. 10. Secret.
Political. Societies,. 1857–1900. The winning mentality that currently claims New Orleans directly opposes the mindset of the past 135 years. This chapter studies
Author: Rosary O'Neill
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
“The traditions, the secret societies and the history of how New Orleans and Mardi Gras came to be as integral to each other as red beans and rice” (Blogcritics). New Orleans is practically synonymous with Mardi Gras. Both evoke the parades, the beads, the costumes, the food—the pomp and circumstance. The carnival krewes are the backbone of this Big Easy tradition. Every year, different krewes put on extravagant parties and celebrations to commemorate the beginning of the Lenten season. Historic krewes like Comus, Rex, and Zulu that date back generations are intertwined with the greater history of New Orleans itself. Today, new krewes are inaugurated and widen a once exclusive part of New Orleans society. Through careful and detailed research of over three hundred sources, including fifty interviews with members of these organizations, author and New Orleans native Rosary O’Neill explores this storied institution, its antebellum roots and its effects in the twenty-first century. Includes photos! “[A] spirited and richly illustrated account.” —New York Theatre Wire
apartment in New Orleans they “shook Oswald's library cardoutof one of Ferrie's3
,000 books.” (Thereport, noranything else about it, ever appeared again.)In 1968,
Mrs. Doris Eames told NewOrleans district attorney investigators that “Ferrie ...
Author: H. Albarelli, Jr.
Publisher: Trine Day
Reporting new and never-before-published information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this investigation dives straight into the deep end, and seeks to prove the CIA’s involvement in one of the most controversial topics in American history. Featuring intelligence gathered from CIA agents who reported their involvement in the assassination, the case is broken wide open while covering unexplored ground. Gritty details about the assassination are interlaced throughout, while primary and secondary players to the murder are revealed in the in-depth analysis. Although a tremendous amount has been written in the nearly five decades since the assassination, there has never been, until now, a publication to explore the aspects of the case that seemed to defy explanation or logic.
Others were skeptical , fearing there was a hidden agenda . ... In his
autobiography , Who Killed Martin Luther King ?, Ray said he went to New Orleans to meet a man named Raul , a mysterious underworld contact Ray
claimed had hired him ...
Author: James Dickerson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Category: Social Science
After the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 mandated the desegregation of schools nationwide, the legislature in the state of Mississippi created the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the basic mission of which was to prevent integration in that state. This book is an investigative history of the Commission, other government agencies (including the FBI), and organized crime, all of which conspired to break the law in dealing with civil-rights and antiwar activists during the 1950s and 1960s. The author uncovers new information about the efforts of FBI agents to combat integration and exposes the longest-running conspiracy in American history.
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Author: Adam Karlin
Publisher: Lonely Planet
What Will Your New Orleans Encounter Be? Gallery hopping and beer swilling with Southern art lovers in the Warehouse District Admiring lush garden-shrouded mansions in the Garden District Loosening your belt after feasting on praline bacon, duck-fat-fried chicken and waffles, alligator sausage cheesecake, and peanut butter bacon burgers Snagging a truckload of beads in exchange for showing your, um, spirit at a Mardi Gras parade Discovering the meaning of YURP, and witnessing how they're rebuilding - even re-creating - their home Hitching a ride on a steamboat for a dinner cruise along the Big Muddy Discover Twice the City in Half the Time Full-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigation Our expert author recommends the very best restaurants, shops, festivals and bars Unique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short trip Local perspectives: meet a member of the Arts Council of New Orleans, a project manager committed to sustainable landscapes, and 'Big Chief Cheyenne' of the Young Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians
In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won?t report.
Author: Greg Palast
Category: Political Science
In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won?t report. Digging up reams of documents marked ?secret? and ?confidential,? Palast provides the latest lowdown on Bush?s secret plans to seize Iraq?s oil, the fix planned for the 2008 election, who drowned New Orleans, and the horror and the humor of the War on Terror. With diligent detective work, moral outrage, and a keen sense of the absurd, Palast takes on the ?armed and dangerous clowns that rule us? as only he can.
... Mississippi, including New Orleans. Excluded from North America since 1763,
France once more had a presence there, but it regarded the land as unusable
and Napoleon was pleased to offload Louisiana for some badly needed income.
Author: Nicholas Hagger
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Category: Social Science
Until the present time there have been seven stages of United States expansionism - from the Federal unification of the original states to the 'New World Order' planned by US-led commercial elites before and after 1989. Extrapolating both from the author's distinctive reading of history and the evidence of President Obama's own speeches and actions, The Secret American Dream proposes that the US now faces a new, eighth, phase of expansion. In this, the traditional 'American Dream' of peace, social order and prosperity would be extended to all humankind. This ambitious plan - little known and understood outside President Obama's inner circle - would involve the creation of a benevolent World State initiated, but not dominated, by the United States. The Secret American Dream suggests that the first step in establishing the World State - a supranational authority with legal powers to abolish war and nuclear weapons - would be a visit by the US President to the UN General Assembly requesting a World Constitutional Convention. Under the President's proposals, the existing UN General Assembly would become an elected, 850-seat lower house, alongside a new World Senate and an executive called the World Commission. A senatorial World Openness Committee would control the world's commercial elites and harness their positive skills and energies. Founded on altruistic and philanthropic principles, the World State would bring global peace, disarmament and the opportunity of prosperity to every individual on Earth. The abolition of war and nuclear stockpiles would remove the threat of nuclear war and the possibility of ex-Soviet nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands. It would also create a 'peace dividend' of nearly US$1.5 trillion per year, which could be spent on eliminating world poverty, disease and famine; on guaranteeing financial instability and a minimum income for all; and on solving energy and environmental problems. Initiatives by President Obama in a range of areas, such as his recent nuclear disarmament deal with Russia, show that he is already taking steps to implement this 'secret' American Dream.
tribunal , the latter a private one ; but as the coroner ' s inquiry frequently leads to
accusation , it is advisable , if not necessary , occasionally to conduct it in secret ,
lest a suspected party , being informed of the proof arising against him , eludes ...
In New Orleans Carnival Balls, Jennifer Atkins draws back the curtain on the origin of these exclusive soirees, bringing to light unique traditions unseen by outsiders.
Author: Jennifer Atkins
Publisher: LSU Press
Mardi Gras festivities don’t end after the parades roll through the streets; rather, a large part of the celebration continues unseen by the general public. Retreating to theaters, convention centers, and banquet halls, krewes spend the post-parade evening at lavish balls, where members cultivate a sense of fraternity and reinforce the organization’s shared values through pageantry and dance. In New Orleans Carnival Balls, Jennifer Atkins draws back the curtain on the origin of these exclusive soirees, bringing to light unique traditions unseen by outsiders. The oldest Carnival organizations—the Mistick Krewe of Comus, Twelfth Night Revelers, Krewe of Proteus, Knights of Momus, and Rex—emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. These old-line krewes ruled Mardi Gras from the Civil War until World War I, and the traditions of their private balls reflected a need for group solidarity amidst a world in flux. For these organizations, Carnival balls became magical realms where krewesmen reinforced their elite identity through sculpted tableaux vivants performances, mock coronations, and romantic ballroom dancing. This world was full of possibilities: krewesmen became gods, kings, and knights, while their daughters became queens and maids. As the old-line krewes cultivated a sense of brotherhood, they used costume and movement to reaffirm their group identity, and the crux of these performances relied on a specific mode of expression—dancing. Using the concept of dance as a lens for examining Carnival balls, Atkins delves deeper into the historical context and distinctive rituals of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Beyond presenting readers with a new means of thinking about Carnival traditions, Atkins’s work situates dance as a vital piece of historical inquiry and a mode of study that sheds new light on the hidden practices of some of the best-known krewes in the Big Easy.
This collection of dark and enchanted satire, musings, and witticisms exposes a swatch in the psyche deeper than character studies or scenarios of right or wrong, good or bad, politics or peccadilloes.
Author: T. J. Fisher
This collection of dark and enchanted satire, musings, and witticisms exposes a swatch in the psyche deeper than character studies or scenarios of right or wrong, good or bad, politics or peccadilloes. Crafty, uncensored, and contentious, this irreverent commentary serves up the perfect "quipsodic" tonic for overcoming the perpetually positive, goodie-two-shoes, saintly Stepford, happy middlebrow mindset. From the hallowed halls of tycoons to the underbelly of pop culture and flawed people living in the abyss, beyond the revelry and merrymaking, the guises and disguises, herein lies a quirky shadow dance of quips; a dark-jewel slice of life. Taking umbrage at milquetoast platitudes, with sardonic, world-weary wit, the narrative delivers insolent interpretations of how Louisiana's rebellious, rollicking French Quarter saints and sinners approach life, love, lust, backstabbing, and survival on the brink.
SOLUTION: ENIVREZ-VOUS: THE BARS OF NEW ORLEANS ON A TIMELESS
AFTERNOON in late summer in the ... And, indeed, I might contend that many of
our outsize bugs are recording the secret history of New Orleans to pass on ...
Author: Andrei Codrescu
Publisher: Algonquin Books
A “lovely collection” of essays by the NPR commentator about his beloved adopted city, both before and after Hurricane Katrina (Publishers Weekly). NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has long written about the unique city he calls home. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania found his place where vampires roam the streets and voodoo queens live around the corner; where cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots; the ghosts of poets, prostitutes, and pirates are palpable; and in the French Quarter, no one ever sleeps. Codrescu’s essays have been called “satirical gems,” “subversive,” “funny,” “gonzo,” and “wittily poignant”—here is a writer who perfectly mirrors the wild, voluptuous character of New Orleans itself. This retrospective follows him from newcomer to near native: first seduced by the lush banana trees in his backyard and the sensual aroma of coffee at the café down the block, Codrescu soon becomes a Window Gang regular at the infamous bar Molly’s on Decatur; does a stint as King of Krewe de Vieux Carré at Mardi Gras; befriends artists, musicians, and eccentrics; and exposes the city’s underbelly of corruption, warning presciently about the lack of planning for floods in a city high on its own insouciance. Alas, as we all now know, Paradise is lost, but here Codrescu also writes about how the city’s heart still beats even after 2005’s devastating hurricane. New Orleans, Mon Amour is a portrait of an incomparable place, from a writer who “manages to be brilliant and insightful, tough and seductive about American culture” (The New York Times Book Review). “Finely honed portraits of a fabled city and its equally fabled inhabitants. The author, who has called the Big Easy home for two decades, shows how, like some gigantic bohemian magnet, New Orleans attracts some of the world’s most talented, self-indulgent freaks. Codrescu finds himself quite at home there. He expertly weaves pages of New Orleans history through his stories of personal discovery and debauchery. . . . Readers can’t help coming away from reading it without an abiding hope in the ability of ordinary people, under the worst circumstances, rising to whatever challenges they face.” —Publishers Weekly
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Her New Orleans relatives, accustomed to the finest cuisine, would graciously
accept whatever they were served in Taylorsburg, but Caroline wanted to give
them the best of what she had to offer. She planned to provide eXtra snacks, ...
Author: Mary Lou Cheatham
Publisher: WestBow Press
It is 1907 as Caroline Clemons watches her town’s newest bachelor, Jake MacGregor, tie his horses to a post outside her window. Moments later as he enters her home to meet her eligible sisters, he mistakenly believes Caroline is a servant instead of one of Senator Chad Clemons’ daughters. Immediately mesmerized by Caroline’s beauty, Jake has no idea she is committed to fulfilling a promise she made years ago, even if it means living a Cinderella existence. Caroline, who derives her only satisfaction in life from her teaching job in Taylorsburg, Mississippi, cannot help but be attracted to Jake who just inherited a store in town. As an internal battle rages within her, Caroline busies herself with serving her family and the Lord, even as Jake haunts her dreams and she fastidiously guards her family’s secrets. But as fate intervenes, a romance develops that leads both Caroline and Jake to rely on prayer and laughter to survive. Will they ever be able to overcome their obstacles to find their happily ever after? A young woman must rely on faith as she struggles between honoring a long-held promise to her family or following her heart.
They abound in verandas, balconies, and galleries, which give to New Orleans a
peculiarly mellow and elastic look, much more alluring than the cold, naked
architecture of northern cities. My new friend lived in this district, as befits a