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Birthplace of jazz, home to the beignet, city of a thousand legends, New Orleans grew out of a unique blend of cultures. Its architecture and cuisine, born of Spanish, French, Caribbean, African and other influences, created a city unlike any other in America. Its popular saying, laissez les bons temps rouler???let the good times roll???reflects the upbeat spirit of its ci ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Turner Pub Co
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I think I first checked this book out of a school library. It must have been middle school. Of course, the Historic New Orleans Collection library had a copy too, and I read it there when I didn't have any pressing work to do. I loved, loved, loved looking at those old black and white photos and seeing how some of my favorite places in town used to look.