Richard Campanella

This week on The Reading Life: Our geographer-in-chief Richard Campanella talks about his new book, “The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography.” Westwego! Algiers! Marrero! here we come!

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This week on the Tricentennial Reading List - Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books with geographer and author Richard Campanella, as they talk about books on New Orleans geography.

  •  Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names, by Sally Asher
  • Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, by John Churchill Chase
  • New Orleans Streets: A Walker’s Guide to Neighborhood Architecture, by R. Stephanie Bruno
  • Cityscapes, by Richard Campanella
  • Bourbon Street, by Richard Campanella
  • The Incomparable Magazine Street, by John Magill, photos by Margot Landen

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The Mississippi River has changed the landscape of New Orleans throughout the last 300 years. WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard sat down with Richard Campanella - Geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, and columnist for NOLA-dot-com/The Times Picayune, to talk about the area along the riverfront that was once known as St. Mary’s Batture.

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