As the 2013 Super Bowl approached, New Orleans rushed to present its best face to the world. Politicians, business leaders and tourism officials declared the rise of the qnew New Orleans, q a thriving city brimming with hope and energy. But as the spotlight neared, old conflicts and fresh controversies complicated the branding. The preparations revealed the strains of the post-Katrina recovery and the contrasts of the heralded renaissance. The watershed moment culminated in darkness when the lights went out in the Superdome. In a stunning portrait of the breathless one hundred days before the game, author Brian W. Boyles unearths the conflicts, ambitions and secret histories that defined the city as it prepared for Super Bowl XLVII.With NOLA Parks, the visitor could find the nearest park, but so could the local kid in search of a basketball court. Right now, both potential park goers would need to download an excel sheet from the New Orleans Recreational Departmenta#39;sanbsp;...
|Title||:||New Orleans Boom & Blackout:: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hot Spot|
|Author||:||Brian W. Boyles|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2015-01-12|