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Have you ever wondered where the fascinating and often difficult-to-pronounce street names of New Orleans come from? This classic, humorous reference on the nomenclature of the city's roadways explains the history of such street names as Tchoupitoulas, Marigny, Poets, Decatur, and more. Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children reveals the intriguing tales of the developers, families, notorious and famous people, places, and events from which these names were created, sharing the street-level history of this one-of-a-kind American city.
Great book for those from New Orleans. This is a replacement as the hardcover I once had got loaned out and never returned.Published 5 months ago by jay j schmitt
John Chase had an amazing knowledge about the city of New Orleans and was also very talented cartoonist. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Señor Fredo
Great condensed version of New Orleans' history as told through its streets. It's amazingly unique streets.Published 10 months ago by T_Rush77
A great and humorous source of information for anyone who has ever lived in New Orleans . and has wondered about the derivation of the unique street names.Published 11 months ago by E.W. Stevenson
This is a must read classic about New Orleans since the original 1949 edition. Knowledgeable New Orleanian John Chase gives a comprehensive historical overview by explaining street... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Savvy Consumer
I am from New Orleans and loved the book - interesting details I didn't know or perhaps didn't remember. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robin Mitchell
Although it was written in the 1940's this book is valued for preserving street history and stories. Read morePublished 19 months ago by miriam wismar