Down in New Orleans: True Stories of a Fabled City
Down in New Orleans: True Stories of a Fabled City tells narratives of the people, places and events that have given the city on the Mississippi River its character and soul. Over three hundred years since French adventurers arrived on the lower Mississippi, this book describes the personalities, motivations, emotions, temperaments and experiences of the people over those centuries. Surprises and intrigue populate the pages. The struggles of French, Spanish, Native Americans, persons of African descent, native born Creoles and Americans all of whom played major roles are described.
The author, William C. Norris, Jr., a native of Louisiana and resident of New Orleans. In recent years he told these stories on the streets and taught them in the Professional Tourguiding class at Delgado Community College. He was graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA and MA, and the University of Southern California with a Ph.D. in Communications in 1971. He has been a storyteller for a lifetime.