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New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape

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In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This second edition offers a revised and greatly expanded look at this unique community on the Mississippi Delta---a fearsome place, difficult enough for buildiing houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers.-
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 29th 2003 by Center for American Places (first published January 1st 1976)
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Very interesting. An account (actually two books by the same author- one written in 1976 and one written in 2003) of how the City of New Orleans evoloved into its current form - based on geology, weather, economics, sociology, etc. It takes a clear-eyed look at the Crescent City's virtues and its failings - where it is, where it's been and where it's heading.
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A fine overview of the city that leads us right up to and anticipates Katrina and the incompetence that followed. Very good writing, objective view, keen analysis.
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