Andrew Jackson's Playbook: 15 Strategies for Success from the Battle of New Orleans to the New NOLA

Juxtaposes strategies used by General Jackson to defend the city from invasion 200 years ago against those being used by a new breed of cultural and civic leaders to rebuild the city.
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The Baroness Pontalba, a gutsy woman who survived gunshots by her own father-in-law and developed the beautiful apartment townhouses that flank Jackson Square.

Micaela Leonarda Antonia Almonester y Rojas, Baroness de Pontalba (November 1795 - April was a wealthy New Orleans-born aristocrat, businesswoman, and real estate developer, and one of the most dynamic personalities of that city's history.

Mardi Gras Indian: the tradition pre-dates "white Mardi Gras," the reconstruction-era social platform for segregation and "Southern" dominance. Ritualistic resilience and resistance still win on the streets at Carnival.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans isn’t just a reason for locals and tourists alike to party in the streets. The carnival season is surrounded by mystery, secrets

This Cajun Cabin is a replica of the kinds of homes displaced 'Acadians' used to inhabit before their isolation in Louisiana's wetlands was interrupted by the discovery of oil & gas in the region.

This Cajun Cabin is a replica of the kinds of homes displaced 'Acadians' used to inhabit before their isolation in Louisiana's wetlands was interrupted by the discovery of oil & gas in the region.

"Uncle Sam" performs on Toulouse Street wharf. The Steamboat Natchez is a beautiful steamboat that needs an interior designer. Squint and bear it. Eat elsewhere.

"Uncle Sam" performs on Toulouse Street wharf. The Steamboat Natchez is a beautiful steamboat that needs an interior designer. Squint and bear it.

Blue cannons on the American line. 200 years ago on January 8, the most important battle in US history was fought in New Orleans.

Blue cannons on the American line. 200 years ago on January the most important battle in US history was fought in New Orleans.

From JACKSON'S PLAYBOOK. #morganmolthrop

From Jackson's Playbook. I love this photo because it reminds me of "Old Man River" as sung by Jason Robards. Tannen told me that when he was a kid, Robards sang at his father's home. His parents were proud members of the communist party.

Galleys of the book spread across the library table at the New Orleans Athletic Club.

The Library at the New Orleans Athletic Club will be the home to a new cultural outreach program that I am involved with. It will be free and open to the public.

From Tina Freeman's new book ARTIST SPACES. The gallery of Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick, Studio in the Lower Ninth by Tina Freeman

Why I Hate New Orleans: a transplant essay | Andrew-Marin . com

Why I Hate New Orleans: a transplant essay

Robert Smith is the most interesting and knowledgeable Louisiana antiques historian and designer in the Gulf South. His store, Au Vieux Paris Antiques, specializes in exceptional 17th, 18th and 19th century French antiques, decorative and fine arts, period furniture, accessories, glassware and stemware, curtain hardware, homespun linen sheets, olive jars, engravings, oil paintings, as well as period picture frames. This book documents Morgan Molthrop's visit to his special world in Cajun ...

Robert Smith is the most interesting and knowledgeable Louisiana antiques historian and designer in the Gulf South. His store, Au Vieux Paris Antiques, specializes in exceptional 17th, 18th and 19th century French antiques, decorative and fine arts, period furniture, accessories, glassware and stemware, curtain hardware, homespun linen sheets, olive jars, engravings, oil paintings, as well as period picture frames. This book documents Morgan Molthrop's visit to his special world in Cajun ...

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