My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal

Peter M Wolf (Author)
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Description

From Jonathan Yardley in the Washington Post "Engaging...delightful ... Wolf returns to the Big Easy after a protracted Yankee education at Exeter and Yale, joins his father's firm in the cotton trade, takes up lodgings on Burgundy Street at the edge of the French Quarter and hangs out at places the mere mention of which sends shivers of pleasure down my spine."

Reminiscent of This Boy's Life, Peter Wolf's true saga of family burden and escaping the ties that bind takes us from the South to New England and to Paris and back. From growing up Jewish in a wealthy New Orleans family led a cold military father, to later life as a successful author and architect, Peter Wolf tells a story of love and sacrifice, of having to leave your roots to discover them. Set against the events of the Fifties to the present, My New Orleans is as rich in cultural history as it is in individuality.

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Delphinium Books
Publish Date
January 06, 2015
Pages
304
Dimensions
4.2 X 0.8 X 9.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781883285623
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About the Author

Peter M. Wolf is a sixth-generation member of a New Orleans commercial family. After Yale, Wolf earned a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from NYU. Dr. Wolf is a nationally recognized land planning, urban policy and asset management authority. Dr. Wolf is the founder of the Thomas Moran Trust and a trustee in East Hampton of Guild Hall and The Village Preservation Society. His research and writing have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ford Foundation; the American Federation of Arts: and a Fulbright Fellowship.