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Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2006

    Fortune teller from the Bayou

    If you never read any other book about how Katrina could almost wipe out the city of New Orleans, read this one. Why wouldnt they have built higher levees for protection of our own people. This book spoke of the pending disaster just waiting to happen. What is worse the information in this book is the slow death of the coastline of Louisana, something can still be done. Awesome book. Five stars easy and then some.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    Proud cajun heritage

    I thoroughly enjoyed Mike Tidwell's beautiful portrayal of the vibrant Cajun life and tragic death of the Louisiana marshland. Although I live abroad now, I grew up on the shores of Bayou Lafourche and my family remains in the area. To know that the death rattle of the marshlands has begun makes me cherish all the more the times I spent as a child fishing with my father south of Morgan City and Houma. I hope this book will bring some much-needed media attention to the plight of the humans and animals living in this dying ecosytem. Mr. Tidwell's statement that he knew more about the death of the Aral Sea 10,000 miles away than he did about the disappearing Louisiana marshland is a sad testimony to our inability study and protect our own environment. How sad to see that the Louisiana marshlands and the Cajuns who live there are just more victims of politicians and oil companies. I hope more people will read this treasure of a book after they read Rising Tide. Great companion books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Wonderful depiction of cajun/creole heritage

    I could not put this book down. I am from South Louisiana and Mr. Tidwell's book is the most accurate account of true cajun/creole life to date. Finally some honest accounts of coastal erosion and its effects on Louisiana and the world. BRAVO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    Superb Account

    As a native of Houma/Terrebonne Parish, Mr. Tidwell tells an accurate story of the ongoing erosion and ultimate devastation of that part of south Louisiana...devastation not only of the land, fishing, bird habitats, but of the rich culture of bayou country. Mr. Tidwell has captured the essence of what makes that part of this country special and ever so unique. It's exceedingly sad and unfortunate that the politicians, the very ones in a position to effect desperately needed aid in the way of monies for the river diversion, don't see it that way...

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