Cajuns and Other Characters: True Stories from South Louisiana

Cajuns and Other Characters: True Stories from South Louisiana

by Jim Bradshaw


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And that’s for true!

With wit and charm, one of Louisiana’s preeminent columnists delivers bite-sized stories from the heart of Cajun Country. Whether they’re about characters from the page or players on the political stage, paupers or authors, musicians or physicians, teachers or preachers, these spirited vignettes celebrate the quirky history and rich culture of Acadiana. Famous names like Huey P. Long and Evangeline rub shoulders with lesser-known personalities, such as the “First and Only Eternal King Crawfish” and Father Forge’s pet monkeys. This collection of essays, from the wildly popular newspaper column C’est Vrai, celebrates the politics, sports, music, and, most of all, people of the Pelican State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455621972
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,185,253
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Journalist Jim Bradshaw has won numerous awards for his spot news reporting, feature writing, editorial commentary, and investigative reporting in his more than fifty years of reporting. He earned his degree in English and journalism from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a minor in history and has since pursued his twin passions of journalism and history. Bradshaw has been recognized as one of South Louisiana’s Living Legends by the Acadian Museum, awarded the Prix de Louisiane for his writing on Cajun culture by the Council for Development of French in Louisiana, and honored by the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society for “conspicuous attainment and scholarship in the field of history.” Bradshaw and his wife live in Washington, Louisiana, where they are renovating a 150-year-old house.

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