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Why New Orleans matters

Tom Piazza

Why New Orleans matters

by Tom Piazza

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Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Description and travel,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    New Orleans author Tom Piazza explores the culture, traditions, and spirit of his home city, reflecting upon what could be lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and explaining why the city must be saved.

    Edition Notes

    StatementTom Piazza
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 197 p. ;
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25549047M
    ISBN 100061131504
    ISBN 109780061131509
    OCLC/WorldCa250734150

    This book is a loving tribute, rich with detail, to the city, passionate on many fronts about why New Orleans is such an important city: whether the way of life, the music, with chapters each on food, music, the Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras — all the things locals and tourists love alike. if you love the city, you cannot but like this book! And, ultimately, what do those people and their city mean to America and the world? In Why New Orleans Matters, award-winning author and New Orleans resident Tom Piazza illuminates the storied culture and uncertain future of this great and most neglected of American cities/5(9).

    Nov 13,  · Over the last four weeks, WWNO has brought listeners our series "This Is Why It Matters" - stories about people our community has lost to gun violence. In Why New Orleans Matters, first published only months after the disaster, award-winning author and longtime New Orleans resident Tom Piazza illuminates the storied culture and still-evolving future of this great and vital American metropolis.

    In Why New Orleans Matters, award-winning author and New Orleans resident Tom Piazza illuminates the storied culture and uncertain future of this great and most neglected of American cities. With wisdom and affection, he explores the hidden contours of familiar traditions like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, and evokes the sensory rapture of the city 5/5(1). In the aftermath of Katrina and the disaster that followed, promises were made, forgotten, and renewed. Now what will become of New Orleans in the years ahead?


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In the decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New OrleansCited by: Why New Orleans Matters book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Every place has its history. But what is it about New Orle /5. Feb 08,  · Why New Orleans Matters is a gift from one of our most talented writers to the beloved and important city he calls home—and to a nation to whom that city's survival has been entrusted.

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Piazza evokes the sensuous textures of the city that gave us jazz music, Creole cooking, and a unique /5(60). Aug 25,  · I found Tom Piazza's book Why New Orleans Matters to be a disappointing read.

Reading it, I felt as if Why New Orleans matters book was written in haste - written with the goal of being the first published post-Katrina book rather than a well thought out and stirring account of New Orleans' colorful past, /5.

Feb 08,  · The title says it all. New Orleans matters. The city, its people, and history are so very precious.

I recommend this book for everyone. Although I am a lover of New Orleans, this book provides an understanding of the value of the city for the one who has never visited.

Check it out!/5(60). Aug 25,  · Now, he revisits Why New Orleans Matters—and, in an all-new foreword for this edition, re-examines the story of Katrina as a cautionary tale for a nation that has too often neglected both its treasures and, far more important, its people.

Why New Orleans Matters. likes. Book. All NOLA folks and NOLA lovers: Here's a chance to give some love back in a real, meaningful way, in memory of Marvin Day, one of the great spirits of our town. Aug 01,  · Why New Orleans Matters is an easy yet difficult book to read; we gave it to many friends for Christmas so they could share in the joy and sorrow we had while reading it.

Let's hope that everyone involved in the rebuilding reads this book, so New Orleans doesn't become another plastic playground with garish lights and highway sea-studio.com by: Why New Orleans Matters (Book): Piazza, Tom: Every place has its history.

But what is it about New Orleans that makes it more than just the sum of the events that have happened there. What is it about the spirit of the people who live there that could produce a music, a cuisine, an architecture, a total environment, the mere mention of which can bring a smile to the face of someone who has.

Buy Why New Orleans Matters - eBook at sea-studio.com If you want to read about the marvel that was the City of New Orleans, I would pass on this book and turn to New Orleans, Mon Amour by Andrei Codrescu for better writing and fuller treatment of the subject matter/5(7).

27 quotes from Why New Orleans Matters: ‘At one point, early on, some public figures even asked whether it 'made sense' to rebuild New Orleans. Would you. Why New Orleans Matters is a gift from one of our most talented writers to the beloved and important city he calls home—and to a nation to whom that city's survival /5(7).

Jul 22,  · But in the near term, the place, the sacred ground, that gave birth to all that beautiful and deep spirit hangs in the balance."In the tradition of Pete Hamill's Why Sinatra Matters, Peter Guralnick's Searching for Robert Johnson, and E.

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[Tom Piazza] -- New Orleans author Tom Piazza explores the culture, traditions, and spirit of his home city, reflecting upon what could be lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and explaining why the city must.

Author of the critically acclaimed novel My Cold War and recipient of a prestigious Grammy award for his album notes to Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey, Tom Piazza emphatically and ardently makes a compelling case for rebuilding and preserving the city he has called home for over a decade in his latest book, Why New Orleans Matters.

My neighbor, Tom Linney, is a longtime fan of Jazz - in particular, Ragtime and sea-studio.comg I am from New Orleans, he recently loaned me a book, Why New Orleans Matters, that he had checked out of the Alameda Public sea-studio.com even with the internet, public libraries still exist.

Written in after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the region, the book celebrates the culture of New Orleans. Tom Piazza is the author of Why New Orleans Matters ( avg rating, ratings, reviews, published ), City of Refuge ( avg rating, ra /5.

In Why New Orleans Matters, first published only months after the disaster, award-winning author and longtime New Orleans resident Tom Piazza illuminates the storied culture and still-evolving future of this great and vital American metropolis.

Piazza evokes the sensuous textures of the city that gave us jazz music, Creole cooking, and a unique /5(61).

On its publication, Why New Orleans Matters became an instant classic. Now featuring an extensive afterword that updates the reader on progress made since Katrina, this book is a gift from one of our most talented writers to the city he calls home — and to the nation on which that city’s survival depends.

Now, he revisits Why New Orleans Matters--and, in an all-new foreword for this edition, re-examines the story of Katrina as a cautionary tale for a nation that has too often neglected both its treasures and, far more important, its people/5(7).Tom Piazza's books include the novels novels A Free State and City Of Refuge, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and the essay collection Devil Sent The Rain.Tom Piazza is the author of the novels City of Refuge and My Cold War, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, the essay collection Devil Sent the Rain, and many other sea-studio.com was a principal writer for the HBO drama series Treme and the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey.