Item #8879 Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans. John Churchill Chase.

Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans

New York: Touchstonee, 1979.

Paperback. 8 1/4" X5 1/2". xi, 272pp. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps with rubbing to covers and creasing to corners and edges. Slight curl to covers. Dust-spotting to top edges of text block. Toning to insides of front and rear covers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

The history of New Orleans is a street-level story, with names like Iberville, Terpsichore, Gravier, Tchoupitoulas, and, of course, Bourbon, presenting the city's past with every step. The late John Churchill Chase eloquently chronicles the origins and development of the most fascinating of American cities in this humorous read.

Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children details the interesting stories of the developers and families as well as the infamous and famous people, places, and events from which the city's names and character are drawn. First published by now-defunct New Orleans publisher Robert L. Crager in 1949, the book remains funny and informative, generally accepted as a standard reference about the Crescent City. (Publisher). Good +. Item #8879
ISBN: 0684845709

Price: $15.00