6th in the American Lakes Series, the main subject here is New Orleans and Louisiana and its environs, rather than the Lake...

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LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN

6th in the American Lakes Series, the main subject here is New Orleans and Louisiana and its environs, rather than the Lake itself. The history from explorers through French and Spanish imperial power, the ancient regime, the coming of steam and its effects on the region; then the various aspects of local developments, the romance that contrasted with the terror of the yellow fever epidemics, the long life of the code duello, the flashing personalities of Menken, Chat-Ima, the dark shadows of cruelty and black magic, the coming of the railroad, the years of the Civil War, the popular interest in the Cotton Exposition and the spread of lotteries. Besides the outstanding figures in filibustering, there is of course Huey Long and his impact on his state, the building of the industrial canal and other projects along these lines, the impetus of the shipbuilding during the war.. And for the Lake there are the many natural outdoor pleasures, its appeal for all types of people. A full bill of fare for regional background.

Pub Date: Oct. 7, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946