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  • emAmerican Prisonem
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    American Prison

    Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer offered an inside look at American prisons after spending four months working undercover as a corrections officer in a Louisiana prison.

  • emTinderboxem
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    Robert Fieseler recounted the deaths of 32 people due to an arson at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, on June 24, 1973.

  • emRoger Williams and the Creation of the American Soulem
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    Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul

    John Barry recounts the philosophy of Puritan minister Roger Williams, whose thoughts on the separation of church and state were deemed revolutionary in 17th century America. Mr. Barry also reports that Mr.…

  • emThe Great Delugeem
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    The Great Deluge

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, published by William Morrow. At the event, Mr. Brinkley introduced…

  • emShake the Devil Offem
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    Shake the Devil Off

    Ethan Brown talked about his book Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans (Henry Holt and Co.; September 1, 2009). Zachery Bowen was an Iraq War veteran living in New Orleans…

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    Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina

    Jed Horne talked about his book Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, published by Random House. Mr. Horne, the city editor at the Times-Picayune, was awarded a…

  • emNine Lives Death and Life in New Orleansem
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    Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

    Dan Baum talked about his book Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans (Spiegel and Grau; February 10, 2009). In his book Mr. Baum chronicles the lives of nine people who have lived in New…

  • emThe Stormem
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    The Storm

    Ivor van Heerden talked about his book The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist, published by Viking. Mr. van Heerden…