In this, her fifth book in the series describing past decades in New Orleans’ history, local author and historian Mary Lou Widmer offers readers unique glimpses into the turbulent and triumphal 1960s.
The decade of the sixties was one that confounded America like no period before. It ushered in a time of social change and tension. In New Orleans, this period was visible in the city’s skyline as the face of New Orleans began to change. Tourism became a major concern, construction on the Superdome began, some of the biggest buildings were built, and the Saints came marching in.
Packed with photographs and reminiscences of an important decade in the evolution of this American metropolis, New Orleans in the Sixties is a unique accomplishment that will interest both residents and lovers of the Crescent City.
About the Author
Mary Lou Widmer, a native New Orleanian, is president of the South Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Ms. Widmer is the author of New Orleans in the Twenties, New Orleans in the Thirties, New Orleans in the Forties, and New Orleans in the Fifties, all published by Pelican. She has also written several articles for New Orleans publications, and is the author of Night Jasmine, Beautiful Crescent, and Lace Curtain.
NEW ORLEANS IN THE SIXTIES
By Mary Lou Widmer
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
74 b&w illus. Index
ISBN: 9781589806207 pb