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Bienville's Dilemma: A Historical Geography of New Orleans By Richard Campanella,

  • Title: Bienville's Dilemma: A Historical Geography of New Orleans
  • Author: Richard Campanella
  • ISBN: 9781887366854
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • All New Orleans glories, tragedies, contributions, and complexities can be traced back to the geographical dilemma Bienville confronted in 1718 when selecting the primary location of New Orleans Bienville s Dilemma presents sixty eight articles on the historical geography of New Orleans, covering the formation and foundation of the city, its urbanization and populationAll New Orleans glories, tragedies, contributions, and complexities can be traced back to the geographical dilemma Bienville confronted in 1718 when selecting the primary location of New Orleans Bienville s Dilemma presents sixty eight articles on the historical geography of New Orleans, covering the formation and foundation of the city, its urbanization and population, its humanization into a place of distinction, the manipulation of its environment, its devastation by Hurricane Katrina, and its ongoing recovery.
    Bienville s Dilemma A Historical Geography of New Orleans All New Orleans glories tragedies contributions and complexities can be traced back to the geographical dilemma Bienville confronted in when selecting the primary location of New Orleans Bienv

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    1. New Orleans is in some sense geographically trivial you know why it is there, and you can t get lost, regardless of your state of inibriation Nonetheless, it fascinates me there are traces of the past present that every other city seems to obliterate New Orleans, oddly, seems much older than London though it is an order of magnitude younger, at the very least Some chapters may bore you and if you are a numbers and statistics kind of person, certain measurements will be left lacking but this is t [...]

    2. fabulously conceived and quite brilliantly written for a geographer, hahaha , Bienville s Dilemma is astounding in both its scope, covering physical, cultural, social, and political geographies urban spaces of New Orleans and its particularities It s a scholarly work with populist roots While its daunting 598 endnotes may be offputting to those who may equate archival research with dull prose, it compellingly portrays the diversity of the city s people, history, and events through its spectacula [...]

    3. A comprehensive book on all things New Orleans Although a geographer, Campanella presents an extremely accessible and fascinating portrayal of New Orleans past, present, and future Whether you love history, geography, food, architecture, wetlands loss restoration, launguage, etc everyone can find something they are personally invested in, as well as develop some new passions about other issues A must read even if you are slightly intrigued by New Orleans.

    4. Writing style varies from compelling to aimless which really defines the book It is an eccentric collection of articles, usually objective but sometimes lacking a strong but reasoned opinion Campanella is at heart a debunker, so his stuff is either enlightening or downright annoying In the end, this is a worthy book, but one strictly for people with a deep interest in New Orleans.

    5. Fascinating book Although the format collection of 2 10 page essays on a wide variety of subjects make it easy to pick up, it also makes it hard to get through quickly.

    6. Bloody wonderful This book had me reading a history book for fun for the first time in years Its essay format, which I at first thought would make it tedious, actually ended up helping its pace by invigorating my interest with each exploration of a new topic This book has also inspired me to continue my reading in this area and I highly recommend this book to anyone, not just New Orleanians.

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