New Orleans history, legend, and myth is humorously and colorfully told through its street names, in a famous book all the locals grew up with--and tourists will enjoy--by cartoonist and humorist John Churchill Chase. The new ebook edition takes Chase's second and best edition and makes it more usable to the digital reader, adding a fully-linked index, active Contents, linked notes and cross-references, all the cartoons from the original, and more. It is searchable and properly formatted, and features all the drawings and map sketches of the original Second Edition, even including (unlike other versions) the cover inset drawings and the original dustjacket. A quality digital republication from Quid Pro Books and its Quaint Press imprint, this ebook still makes locals and visitors laugh while learning the sometimes embarrassing truths behind the people, neighborhoods, avenues, and "neutral grounds" of the hodgepodge that became New Orleans.
"Once upon a time," Chase writes, "while minding my own business drawing historical cartoons, I became intrigued with the realistic manner in which the street names of New Orleans told my city's lusty history...." He closes his preface thanking his wife, "who says that she does so believe that I was at the library all the times I said I was, and not at the Sazerac Bar. I also wish to thank the bartenders of the Sazerac Bar."
This classic work is fun yet very informative, and in its new digital format with special features serves as a great guide to the city's avenues to the present.