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New Orleans Boom & Blackout: One Hundred Days In America’s Coolest Hotspot (One Book One New Orleans 2015 Choice)

New Orleans Boom & Blackout by Brian BoylesFEATURED NON-FICTION

WRBH is happy to present this book to our listeners in collaboration with our partners, One Book One New Orleans. This is their 2015 book selection and we hope you enjoy.

“As the 2013 Super Bowl approached, New Orleans rushed to present its best face to the world. Politicians, business leaders and tourism officials declared the rise of the “new New Orleans,” a thriving city brimming with hope and energy. But as the spotlight neared, old conflicts and fresh controversies complicated the branding. The preparations revealed the strains of the post-Katrina recovery and the contrasts of the heralded renaissance. The watershed moment culminated in darkness when the lights went out in the Superdome. In a stunning portrait of the breathless one hundred days before the game, author Brian W. Boyles unearths the conflicts, ambitions and secret histories that defined the city as it prepared for Super Bowl XLVII.” (Via Amazon)

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