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Memories from a New Orleans Girlhood is set in the 1940s and 50's in America's most unique city. In dramatic scenes, the author re-creates World War II blackouts, Mardi Gras celebrations, segregation, polio and whooping cough epidemics, and hurricanes. She evokes a lost age of drug store soda founta ins, sidewalk games, street vendors, tepee motels, radio dramas, cod liver oil, party lines, and double features at the movies. The author's moving accounts of her childhood show her struggle for identity and freedom in her large family and why she felt compelled to leave New Orleans. It was only after the floods of Hurricane Katrina wiped out much of the city that she realized how much had bee n lost, and she sought to reclaim her pers... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A good book showing the planning for the D-Day landings, how things worked out and how they progressed from that point on. Lots of good maps showing developments after D-Day. I visited the Normandy area and it was a good help in understanding the history of the area and how current situations reflect bits of 1944 history.
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