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Titre : Along the River Road: Past and Present on ...
Éditeur : Baton Rouge, LA: Louisana State University Press, 1996, Baton Rouge, LA
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Edition : First Printing.
Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 5.50 x 9.50". Black cloth with gilt stamping to spine; decorative endpapers. Jacket is blue and gray with historic B&W photo on front panel. Text clean and tight, unmarked, appears unread; DJ is price-clipped, has mild shelfwear, otherwise fine, with good color and glossiness. Few places in America are as rich in history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The author has written the definitive guide to this fabled route, revealing the history that lies hidden all up and down it. It is actually two roads, one on either side of the Mississippi River, that dates to the early days of French colonization. The book's centerpiece is a guided mile by mile tour of both river roads. This is the first printing in hardcover; the book was reissued in a 1997 second printing and in paperback. 309 pages, index, bibliography, list of sites open to the public; illustrated with B&W photos and drawings. A scarce copy of the first printing. Size: 5.50 x 9.50". N° de réf. du libraire 000742
Synopsis : Few thoroughfares in America are as rich in history and culture as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Yet for many travelers and even natives, traces of that past, veiled by time and change are frustratingly difficult to discern. In this revised and expanded edition of her definitive guide to the fabled route, Mary Ann Sternberg provides up-to-date information on sites and attractions along the river as well as the tales and local lore that still make the River Road one of the most colorful destinations around.
The River Road--actually two roads, one on each side of the Mississippi River--is the product of more than three hundred years of documented history and culture. The centerpiece of the book is a mile-by-mile guided tour--upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west--that details the past of scores of overlooked venues. The River Road's allure goes far beyond its parade of antebellum mansions to reveal a wondrous past and present awaiting discovery with this book in hand.
A propos de l'auteur: Mary Ann Sternberg is a writer and public relations consultant with a deep love of south Louisiana's history and culture and abiding delight in exploring the world. She lives in Baton Rouge.
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