From Bags to Riches: How the New Orleans Saints and the people of their hometown rose from the depths together

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The inspiring story of the New Orleans Saints’ 2009-2010 football season that culminated with the winning of the Super Bowl. The book explains how the struggling NFL team and the storm-weary people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast lifted one another’s spirits – and fortunes – in the post-Hurricane Katrina years, 2006 – 2010. The narrative is a study in contrasting moods, ranging from the depression and despair that come with being victims of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, to the euphoria that ...
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Overview

The inspiring story of the New Orleans Saints’ 2009-2010 football season that culminated with the winning of the Super Bowl. The book explains how the struggling NFL team and the storm-weary people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast lifted one another’s spirits – and fortunes – in the post-Hurricane Katrina years, 2006 – 2010. The narrative is a study in contrasting moods, ranging from the depression and despair that come with being victims of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, to the euphoria that accompanies the winning of the Super Bowl after 43 years of mostly losing seasons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780925417688
  • Publisher: Acadian House Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Pages: 335
  • Sales rank: 1,371,706
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFF DUNCAN is a sports columnist for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and has covered the Saints for the newspaper since 2000.

He has worked as a reporter throughout the South, including stops at The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, USA Today, Florida Today, The (Monroe, La.) News-Star and The St. Petersburg Times. Several of his stories have won national and regional awards. Besides covering sports, he served briefly as a news reporter for The Times-Picayune in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Reared in Louisville, Ky., Duncan received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Louisville in 1986. A resident of uptown New Orleans, he is the author of two books, Tales from the Saints Sideline and From Bags to Riches.

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