Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 12th 5:30-7:30PM America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested, hurricane-battered swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site became a crossroads for the Atlantic world. Powell gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through statehood. Lawrence Powell is discussing and signing his book, The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.