City of a Million Dreams
A History of New Orleans at Year 300
By Jason Berry
424 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 45 halftones, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4714-2
Published: November 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4715-9
Published: September 2018
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6402-6
Published: February 2021
Buy this Book
- Hardcover $35.00
- Paperback $22.00
- E-Book $14.99
Free E-Exam Copies
Berry orchestrates a parade of vibrant personalities, from the founder Bienville, a warrior emblazoned with snake tattoos; to Governor William C. C. Claiborne, General Andrew Jackson, and Pere Antoine, an influential priest and secret agent of the Inquisition; Sister Gertrude Morgan, a street evangelist and visionary artist of the 1960s; and Michael White, the famous clarinetist who remade his life after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. The textured profiles of this extraordinary cast furnish a dramatic narrative of the beloved city, famous the world over for mysterious rituals as people dance when they bury their dead.
About the Author
Jason Berry is an independent writer, documentary film producer, and journalist living in New Orleans.
For more information about Jason Berry, visit the Author Page.
Multimedia & Links
Read: An interview with the author at The Current (04/24/2019)