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Herbert Asbury
Birth date: September 01, 1889
Died: February 24, 1963
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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
This is a breezy, well-written, non-academic history of the French Quarter and New Orleans generally -- literary equivalent perhaps to the best of the city's tourist tours. It is full of charming and outrageous anecdotes of all kinds and colorful characters from madames to politicians to thugs. Du...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 3 years ago
This is a lengthy, but interesting and often entertaining book about the history of New Orleans' underworld. The author takes us from the 17th Century up to what was, for him, the present day of the 1930s with anecdotes, data, and even newspaper reproductions to show us what life was like during the...
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