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New Orleans: A Guided Tour through History…

New Orleans: A Guided Tour through History (Timeline)

by Randi Minetor

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762757396, Hardcover)

These full-sized history travel guides each come with two popout® maps and the promise of a walk through the history of a particular city, region, or battlefield. One popout® map shows the area back when; the other shows the modern view. Throughout these books the readers are constantly provided
with information they need to re-live the history of a famous battle or period of history.  Each is introduced by an expert historian.

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From French Quarter to St. Charles Avenue and its cable cars, from the Garden District to the city's cemeteries with their iconic above-ground tombs, this book takes travelers to New Orleans as never before, providing a fascinating chronological history and walking tours of the city from its earliest days up to modern times. A separate tour covers every fifty years of history, pointing out key figures as well as regular citizens who made the city what it is today. 

 Timeline BooksThese one-of-a-kind guides allow readers to move through time as never before, bringing them face to face with the people and events behind some of America's most important historical landmarks and locations. No other guidebooks draw so much on the first-hand accounts of those involved in the historic events that transpired in the areas coveredmaking readers feel as if they are experiencing living history. Each book features:

* Two popout mapsa historical map showing the area as it once was; and a modern map marking every stop on the tour and place mentioned in the text.


* Additional color maps and up to 40-60 photos, both historical and modern


* An introduction by an expert that sets the area in historical context


* A timeline showing key historical events


* A detailed walking tour of the present-day site, interspersed with first-hand accounts interspersed in the text or included as sidebars


* Concise and colorful biographies of key historical figures


* Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby 


Also available in the series:

Antietam (978-0-7627-5328-4; 9/2009)

Arlington National Cemetery (978-0-7627-5329-1; 9/2009)

Fredericksburg (978-0-7627-5330-7; 1/2010)

Gettysburg (978-0-7627-5331-4; 9/2009)

Vicksburg (978-0-7627-5332-1; 1/2010)

Washington, D.C. (978-0-7627-5333-8; 9/2009)… (more)

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