Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children: . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans!

Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children: . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans!

by John Chase
     
 

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Bourbon? Calliope? St. Claude? Craps Street??! New Orleans history, legend, and myth are humorously and colorfully told through its street names, in a famous book all the locals grew up with--and tourists will enjoy--by cartoonist/writer John Churchill Chase. The new NOOKbook edition takes Chase's second and best edition and makes it more usable to the digital reader,

Overview

Bourbon? Calliope? St. Claude? Craps Street??! New Orleans history, legend, and myth are humorously and colorfully told through its street names, in a famous book all the locals grew up with--and tourists will enjoy--by cartoonist/writer John Churchill Chase. The new NOOKbook edition takes Chase's second and best edition and makes it more usable to the digital reader, adding a fully-linked index, active Contents, linked notes and cross-references, all the cartoons from the original, and more. It is searchable and properly formatted for e-readers, pads, and smartphones, and features all the drawings and map sketches of the original Second Edition, even including (unlike other versions) the cover inset drawings and the original dustjacket. A quality digital republication from Quid Pro Books and its Quaint Press imprint, this book still makes locals and visitors laugh while learning the sometimes embarrassing truths behind the people, neighborhoods, avenues, and "neutral grounds" of the hodgepodge that became New Orleans.

"Once upon a time," Chase writes, "while minding my own business drawing historical cartoons, I became intrigued with the realistic manner in which the street names of New Orleans told my city's lusty history...." He closes his preface thanking his wife, "who says that she does so believe that I was at the library all the times I said I was, and not at the Sazerac Bar. I also wish to thank the bartenders of the Sazerac Bar."

This classic work is funny yet very informative. And in its new digital format with special features from Quid Pro, it serves as a great guide to the city's avenues to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149805471
Publisher:
Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date:
06/18/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
548,782
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

John Churchill Chase (1905�1986) entertained generations of newspaper readers and sports fans as a cartoonist and writer. Especially known for his editorial cartoons and his popular books about the history of Louisiana, from 1927 to 1964 Chase was the cartoonist for the States-Item. He also taught New Orleans history at Tulane University, and penned mascot cartoons for that school's football team as well as the University of Texas's "Bevo." A street in New Orleans is now named John Churchill Chase.

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