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Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal had a brief, but spectacular, career as a cocaine smuggler-turned DEA informant. At the height of his career, he was under investigation by the DEA in Mena, Arkansas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in addition to being under the watchful eye of the FBI. Despite the heat surrounding Seal, he made a drug run to Nicaragua in 1984, where he picked up 1,465 pounds of cocaine and took photos of Sandinista soldiers loading the drugs. Then the Washington Post leaked the story, revealing that Seal was working undercover for the CIA. As a result of the article, Seal has long been identified as an undercover CIA informant. The conspiracy revolving around this supposition included the attorney general, FBI agents, Gov. Bill Clinton, and others inside the CIA.
If you feel nostalgic about the days of gorgeous hoop skirts, handsome southern gentlemen, and exquisite dinners, then you’ll love this memoir in which Ms. Ripley takes readers back to antebellum days in New Orleans. Realizing that the times recorded here had drifted away forever, the author purposed to make a record for her progeny of the way things used to be. Paperback.
In 1897, people in western United States began seeing airships in the night skies. Despite abundant reports of sightings from California to Michigan, little explanatory information was given to the public. Speculation arose that the United States government had started a secret flight program or that life from another world had contacted Earth. The implications of each conjecture were staggering, pointing to a major governmental or scientific cover-up that would change the course of history. Hardcover.
On the pages of this book one hundred gallant men from the American South come to life. Through both picture and story we meet everyone from Sam Houston, a man who rose from the depths of personal tragedy to achieve greatness, to John James Audubon, who endured years of poverty until his genius was finally recognized in the stately mansions of London and Paris. Hardcover.
Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Approximately 250 armed conflicts took place in the Palmetto State, though some historians estimate that figure to be closer to 300. Each of this guide’s 45 chapters focuses on a single battle, giving precise directions for driving and hiking to the site. After a description of the action, a summary lists the commanders’ names and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides. Paperback.
First published in Spanish, this newly translated book explores the often overlooked Spanish influence on New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. De Pedro includes not only a history of Louisiana’s beginning and the Spanish colonial period, but also examines the traces of Spain in both the historical and modern eras. Hardcover.
The shocking story of a British POW’s fourteen-month confinement in Auschwitz, this compelling history presents the experiences of Arthur Dodd, a driver and volunteer for the Royal Army Service Corps during World War II. When Dodd was captured by the German Army in 1942 and taken into the Third Reich’s most notorious death camp, he became one of a largely forgotten and unnoticed group of military prisoners incarcerated by the Nazis.
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, a small parish in Louisiana known as St. Bernard, suffered some of the worst damage. The storm itself brought significant destruction, but the ensuing floods are what labeled this event one of the worst national disaster on American soil. The author, whose father and son were both members of the St. Bernard fire department during the storm, came face-to-face with the harrowing stories of the brave men and women who became heroes to so many.
St. Mary Parish’s recorded history dates back to approximately 1800. St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. I: Annotated Abstracts of the Successions, 1811-1834 contains valuable information about heirs and other surviving relatives for the most important estates in that area. Paperback.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. II: Selected Annotated Abstracts of Marriage Book 1, 1811-1829 records marriages performed in St. Mary Parish by parish judges, justices of the peace, and Protestant ministers. When possible, information about each bride and groom’s family is included, along with names of witnesses. Paperback.
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. III: Selected Annotated Abstracts of Court Records, 1811-1837 includes a wealth of information from Marriage Book 2 1830-1837, Civil Suits 1811-1836, Mortgage Record Books and Conveyance Books 1811-1837, Donation Book A 1811-1837, and selected abstracts of Estates 1834-1837. Paperback.
A good local history is an excellent and agreeable thing. It pleases on two counts. It satisfies the curiosity of the inhabitants of a region, whether newcomers or old settlers, especially if no adequate history had existed before. It dispels myths, corrects old wives’ tales. And, if the history is first-rate, it goes beyond a factual account of persons and places, the particularities of a region, and shows the significance of these human happenings in a larger scheme of things, in this case the emergence of a new nation.
In St. Tammany Parish Postcards: A Glimpse Back in Time, Louisiana native Ashleigh Austin presents more than one hundred vintage postcards from her extensive personal collection. These images, originally published from the 1900s to the 1960s, capture many familiar sights and landmarks from this historic region north of New Orleans.
The long, rich history of Louisiana extends far beyond the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Throughout the centuries, these 110 remarkable men and women have stepped forward to take their place in the pages of history. Paperback.
From Gen. Andrew Jackson to Marie Laveau to Paul Tulane, colorful legends of the early Crescent City convey a fascinating landscape. Author Andre Cajun’s lively characters and locations etch an animated past relayed with artistic freedom. He imparts sensationalized circumstances that the modern reader will recognize as a typical style of today’s media.
This pictorial guide covers more than forty New Orleans monuments. From the statue of Joan of Arc that stands in the French Quarter to the bronze bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the corner of Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street, entries flow in chronological order, based on each figure’s birthday.
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One hundred years after the hurricane of 1900 devastated Galveston, Texas, it remains the most deadly natural disaster in United States history. Although many heeded the warnings of local weatherman Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, numerous others did not. More than 6,000 souls perished.
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