by Richard Campanella
Louisiana State University Press, 368 pp., $35.00
by Sheri Fink
Crown, 558 pp., $27.00
Two new books serve as powerful correctives to the prevailing myths about New Orleans. They explain why Bourbon Street and the flawed response to Katrina are crucial to understanding the city’s identity today—just not in the ways that most Americans, and even most New Orleanians, might believe.
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