Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival

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Experience the past and present of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as never before. Mardi Gras authority Errol Laborde guides readers through the trappings, tales, treasures, and traditions of Carnival. Historical images and modern photographs show the dazzling displays seen during the magic, ephemeral season. Recipes and reminiscences are included, in true New Orleans style. Come join the greatest party on earth!

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Overview

Experience the past and present of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as never before. Mardi Gras authority Errol Laborde guides readers through the trappings, tales, treasures, and traditions of Carnival. Historical images and modern photographs show the dazzling displays seen during the magic, ephemeral season. Recipes and reminiscences are included, in true New Orleans style. Come join the greatest party on earth!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455617647
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 286,049
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Errol Laborde, editor and publisher of Louisiana Life magazine, has won more than twenty-five New Orleans Press Club Awards for outstanding journalism since 1972. A producer and panelist on public television's Informed Sources, an award-winning program that explores local politics, Laborde also is the founding president and a current board member of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

Mitchel Osborne is a New Orleans native and nationally renowned photographer. His work has taken him to such varied places as the Louisiana swamps, the Pacific Northwest, and the Australian outback. Osborne's interest in Mardi Gras developed early in life, and he has contributed to three books and a series of calendars on the subject. He resides near the Puget Sound in Washington.

Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of public television's Steppin' Out, which airs in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments and efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans have earned her numerous awards and praise. Laborde is also the author of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way, Christmas in New Orleans, and Lost Restaurants of New Orleans. She lives in New Orleans.

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