Vanished Mississippi Gulf Coast

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In his introduction, the author writes, 'We offer this book as a reminder to the world of what the vanished Mississippi was before August 29, 2005, and considering the unyielding spirit of her people, what it will surely be once again.' From Biloxi's Beauvoir, Confederate president Jefferson Davis's Greek Revival-style cottage, to Gulfport's Mission-style Dantzler House, historic landmarks that once lined Mississippi's beaches and represented a bygone era of unsurpassed luxury have either been heavily damaged or reduced to rubble by Hurricane Katrina.The history, architecture, and cultures of the towns of Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian, and Bay St. Louis are each described from their beginnings to the present day, including over 100 color photographs that show what existed before and after Hurricane Katrina.
ISBN: 9781589803466
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Hurricane Series
Images: 142
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 10 (h)
Born in New Orleans, Jim Fraiser grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi, and attended Ole Miss as an undergraduate and for law school. He is the director of legal services for the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians, representing six thousand tribal members in all their legal matters. He has served as a Hinds County assistant district attorney and as Mississippi special assistant attorney general. In addition to his books published by Pelican, he has also published a novel and four works of nonfiction. He has published eight law-journal articles featured in national publications and two original and produced plays, The Judas Principle and Cosmos by Copernicus. Four of his dramatic adaptations of books have been produced: Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins, Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Plato's Symposium, and Alex HaleyĆ­'s Autobiography of Malcolm X. Fraiser also teaches college courses, including paralegal studies, for three of Mississippi's state universities, as well as acting and writing classes for Millsaps College's Adult Enrichment Program. He is a freelance journalist/photographer, writing regular columns, news stories, and book reviews for the Emmerich newspapers, the Clarion-Ledger, and numerous other papers, journals, and magazines throughout the Deep South.  As though his roles as lawyer and writer are not enough, Jim Fraiser is also a professional actor and has directed and/or performed in many plays in regional professional theater. He has been featured in roles in several motion pictures, including Blind Vengeance, Good Ole Boy, Ode to Billie Joe, Nightmare in Badham County, and Mississippi Burning. He was the veterinarian, Wiley Sims in the popular 2000 film My Dog Skip. He and his wife, Carole, live in Jackson, Mississippi, and have two daughters, Lucy and Mary Adelyn.
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