Peirce Lewis's long overdue second edition is just as pleasurable to read as the original. It exposes the flaws of an inhospitable site, the richness of the local architecture, and the complexities of the city's social geography with a flair and clarity we should all aspire to.
(Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University)
Peirce Lewis's original New Orleans earned iconic status in georaphical writing on the American city. The appearance of a thoroughly reworked new edition is a devoutly welcome event.
(Michael P. Conzen, University of Chicago)
About the Author
Peirce Lewis, former President of the Association of American Geographers and Professor Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, has published widely on the American landscape.