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Approximately 70,000 Italian immigrants arrived in the Port of New Orleans between 1898 and 1929. They brought with them a yearning, a hunger for the things they valued: bread, respect, fortune, security, beauty, justice, and drama. Impoverished conditions in Sicily lead its people to respond to Louisiana planters’ pleas for workers, and the transported Sicilians were then able start new lives, rising quickly to become leaders in their communities.
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In this second book in Greg Watkins’ Big Bill and Buddies Series, the Bad Bird Bunch is stuck in a tree as a hungry alligator waits below. Brendon Mouse asks his friend Ellie Funt to help get the birds to safety. The Bad Bird Bunch are shocked when Ellie, Brendon Mouse, Bartholomew Worm, Bob Cat, DJ Dog, and Bill, the Big Beaked, Big Bellied Bird, the star of Watkins’ first book, rush to rescue them.
Once hailed as one of America’s greatest restaurants, Brennan’s in New Orleans was known worldwide as a home of fine cuisine. “Breakfast at Brennan’s” was a longstanding tradition on par with “dinner at Antoine’s,” and the restaurant was famed for its culinary inventions. Recreate the elegance at home with this classic collection of the Brennan family’s distinctive Creole recipes, first issued in 1961. Paperback
Originally published in 1928- this fascinating firsthand account of the early years of Tulane University’s women’s college reveals not only who founded it, but why.
Learn to avoid confrontations with young people and the rifts that often result from “laying down the law.” In Bring Out the Best in Your Child, Patrick J. Jeske shows parents how to encouragage their children to actively obey the house rules instead of rebelling against them. By making youths responsible for their choices and permitting them to accept the consequences of bad decisions, parents will see dramatic improvement in their children’s behavior.
Written by award-winning chef, culinary instructor, food columnist, and bakery director Bev Shaffer, this tasted-and-tested collection spans the brownie spectrum. In addition to a history of brownies, baking basics, and useful information on chocolate, the recipes collected here include everything from classics like Deluxe Brownies with Caramel Sauce and Swirled Brownies to more adventuresome suggestions like Raspberry-Mascarpone-Filled Brownies, Kahlua Brownies, Macadamia-Nut White Brownies, Cappuccino Brownies, and much more.
In 1968, nineteen-year-old Gene R. Dark joined the Marine Corps. It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Dark was assigned to one of the most decorated marine companies to be deployed there, the Fox Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines. Death, shock, and misery were inevitable, and Dark, a carefree young man when he had entered the service, soon was transformed into a hardened soldier. This gripping and personal memoir provides a revealing look at the true agonies of war.
Readers of Southwinds magazine have chuckled for years at the unlikely antics of Bubba Whartz, a sailor “who marches to the beat of a different drummer.” When not ensconced on his ferro-cement sloop, Right Guard (made from a truckful of cement left over from the construction of I-75), Bubba is holding forth at the Blue Moon Saloon, courting a distinctly hostile stripper named Trixie LaMotte, or otherwise wreaking havoc on local society. In these outrageous short stories, author Morgan Stinemetz celebrates the lowbrow side of boating as Bubba Whartz, red baseball cap and all, leaves all adversaries in his wake.
In Buddy Stall’s French Quarter Montage, Buddy Stall takes the reader back to the inception of this historic district, explaining the reason for the location and describing John Law’s involvement in this high-stakes real estate deal.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
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