1. ISBN: 9780911116588
NAPOLEON’S SOLDIERS IN AMERICA
By Simone de la Souchère Deléry
Foreword by James Domengeaux
Featured on PBS’s The History Detectives
After Napoleon Bonaparte’s final exile to the island of St. Helena, his once-unsurpassed army and loyal soldiers were left leaderless. Threatened by the victorious Bourbons, the soldiers turned to the New World as a place of refuge and hope.
Napoleon’s soldiers fled Europe and traveled across the sea to the territories of Pennsylvania, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana. The majority of them settled in New Orleans, which proved to be an ideal haven for the exiles because of its comforting French heritage and tradition.
Although unrecognized by most of history, these soldiers have had a lasting effect on Louisiana, from influencing the preservation of the state’s Napoleonic Code to the names of countless streets. Pierre Benjamin Buisson, a lieutenant in the sixth artillery regiment in Napoleon’s army, was active as chief engineer of Louisiana, laying out streets across the state and naming them in honor of the former emperor. In this engaging study, Simone de la Souchère Deléry presents a unique look at early life in America and how Napoleon’s ex-soldiers, craftsmen, and engineers helped shaped the developing country.
About the Author
Simone de la Souchère Deléry was born in France, but she moved to Louisiana and taught at Tulane University for thirty years. Despite her time in America, she never abandoned her French roots. As a successful and dedicated historian, she was decorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honor by the French government. She was also awarded the Prix de la Langue Française by the French Academy and was named officier de l’instruction publique for her contributions to education.
NAPOLEON’S SOLDIERS IN AMERICA
By Simone de la Souchère Deléry
Foreword by James Domengeaux
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
244 pp. 5½ x 8½
16 illus. Biblio. Index
2. Dr. Mary's Monkey
How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
By Edward T. Haslam
Evidence of top-secret medical experiments and coverups of clinical blunders
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.
Edward T. Haslam is a former advertising music director and writer.
Jim Marrs is the author of Alien Agenda, Crossfire (which was consulted by Oliver Stone during the making of the movie JFK), and Rule by Secrecy. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors and is a former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Category: History, Medical
Book Type: Paper
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
3. Born into wealth in New Orleans in 1795 and married into misery fifteen years later, the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba led a life ripe for novelization. Intimate Enemies, however, is the spellbinding true account of this resilient woman's life - and the three men who most affected its course. Immediately upon marrying Celestin de Pontalba, Micaela was removed to his family's estate in France. For twenty years her father-in-law attempted to drive her to abandon Celestin; by law he could then seize control of her fortune. He tried dozens of strategies, including at one point instructing the entire Pontalba household to pretend she was invisible. Finally, in 1834, the despairing elder Pontalba trapped Micaela in a bedroom and shot her four times before turning his gun on himself. Miraculously, she survived. Five years later, after securing both a separation from Celestin and legal power over her wealth, Micaela focused her attention on building, following in the footsteps of her late, illustrious father, Andres Almonester. Her Parisian mansion, the Hotel Pontalba, is today the official residence of the American embassy in France, and her Pontalba Buildings, which flank Jackson Square in New Orleans, form together with her father's St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytere, and Cabildo one of the loveliest architectural complexes in America. As for Celestin, he eventually suffered a total physical and mental breakdown and begged Micaela to return. She did so, caring for him for twenty-three years until her death in 1874. In Intimate Enemies, Christina Vella embroiders the compelling story of the Almonester-Pontalba alliance against a richly woven background of the events and cultures of two centuries and two vivid societies. She provides a window into the yellow fever epidemics that raged in New Orleans; the rebuilding of Paris, the Paris Commune uprising, and the Second Empire of Napoleon III, European ideas of power, class, money, marriage, and love during the baroness' lifetime and their inflection in the New World setting of New Orleans; medical treatments, legal procedures, imperial court life, banking practices, and much more.
TitleIntimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of the Baroness De Pontalba AuthorChristina Vella Editionillustrated PublisherLSU Press, 1997 ISBN0807121444, 9780807121443 Length426 pages
4. House of Broel - The Inside Story
The House of Broel story begins with Dr. Albert Broel-Plater's birth in what was part of the Russian Empire and brings us to his fascinating tale of frog farming. Then the story follows his daughter's life as she goes on an incredible journey from frogs to fashion. More than a memoir, her story details her meteoric rise in the bridal fashion industry, and is a fascinating first-hand account of a truly unique New Orleans couture icon.he House of Broel story begins with Dr. Albert Broel-Plater's birth in what was part of the Russian Empire and brings us to his fascinating tale of frog farming. Then the story follows his daughter's life as she goes on an incredible journey from frogs to fashion. More than a memoir, her story details her meteoric rise in the bridal fashion industry, and is a fascinating first-hand account of a truly unique New Orleans couture icon.
Paperback: 410 pages
Publisher: House of Broel Foundation, L.L.C. (2007)
5.Vodou Visions: An Encounter With Divine Mystery
"Vodou" is the spelling preferred by practitioners who revere this powerful, ancient tradition - and Vodou Visions provides and inspirtaional and authentic guide to its history, practices, and creative applications. It describes the tools and techniques for developing the magical mind and honoring the soul, while revealing how Vodou can release creative spritituallity and open doors to self-awareness. Comprehensive and inviting, Vodou Visions introduces readers to Vodou's rich history, powerful ancestors, and vibrant spirits, known as Lwa. With more than one hundred breathtaking illustrations, Vodou Visions reveals how to honor and invoke the Lwa with specific ceremonial offerings and litanies. Using methods drawn from more than twenty years of practice, Vodou pirestess Sallie Ann Glassman shares purification and empowerment rituals for individuals, commuinities, homes, and spiritual spaces. For more advanced practitioners, Glassman describes ways to deepen communication with the Lwa and to give thanks for an ongoing spiritual relationship. The visions of the Lwa bring a living experience of the Spirit into daily life. Glassman welcomes readers to a community of faith and -- above all -- to a journey toward creative spirituality that will enrich and affirm their lives.
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Island of Salvation Botanica; 2nd edition (July 16, 2007)
New Orleans is a city where making sure you have a good meal in your belly and a strong drink your hand is of the utmost importance. Recently, one drink has been getting more and more attention in New Orleans: beer. The craft brewing revolution of the last 30 or so years has caught hold here, creating what is only the latest chapter in New Orleans' illustrious love affair with boozy concoctions. From old school breweries like Jax, Regal and Dixie to craft brewers like Abita, NOLA and Bayou Teche, join authors Jeremy Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp and enjoy the first comprehensive history of brewing in New Orleans -- a history 287 years long and as wide as the Mississippi.
Series: American Palate
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: The History Press (March 11, 2014)
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