Thursday, January 15th
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 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.
Brian Boyles discusses and signs his book, New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hot Spot.
This book is available in paperback ($19.99).
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleansus