New Orleans Boom & Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hot Spot

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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.
ISBN: 9781626198609
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Images: 24
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brian Boyles is a native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Tulane University. Since 2007 he has directed public programming at the Louisiana Humanities Center, including oral history projects with musicians and politicians. A founding member of East Village Radio, he was named to Gambit Weekly's 40-Under-40 List in 2011. His work has appeared in the Oxford American,, The Classical, Offbeat, The Lens, The Brooklyn Rail and SLAM. Boyles lives in New Orleans's 13th Ward with his wife and son.
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