Shreveport Chronicles: Profiles From Louisiana's Port City

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"Here are heroes and scoundrels, businessmen and religious leaders, artists and soldiers, pioneers and planters…as well as a number of stories that are ironic, bizarre or simply curious." In this newest collection of his popular columns, Eric J. Brock portrays Shreveport's historical pageant through the lives of a cross section of truly fascinating characters. From the enigmatic mayor Robert Nathaniel Wood to forgotten beauty queen Janet Currie, Brock sketches the men and women—both ordinary and extraordinary—who shaped the course of Shreveport history. These biographical vignettes, originally printed in the Shreveport Times and the Forum News Magazine, are a must-read for any native or resident of northwest Louisiana.
ISBN: 9781596297616
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 39
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eric Brock is a social and architectural historian, consulting urban planner, researcher, writer, and author. He has completed architectural and historical resource surveys for nearly every historic site in Shreveport and the surrounding parishes, and is author of over 500 articles and 13 books on the history of Shreveport, New Orleans, and Northwest Louisiana. His writing has been published in The National Archives Record, The Journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association, The Journal of the International Banknote Society , The Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies, Preservation in Print (New Orleans), Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, Centenary Today, New Orleans Magazine, and Louisiana Life Magazine, among others. His column, “The Presence of the Past” ran in the Shreveport Journal from 1992-2000, and The Forum Weekly has published his column, “A Look Back,” since 1995. He has been awarded the keys to the City of Shreveport by multiple mayoral administrations.
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