Down On The Batture

Download Down on the Batture PDF ePub ebook

The lower Mississippi River winds past the City of New Orleans between enormous levees and a rim of sand, mud, and trees called "the batture." On this remote and ignored piece of land thrives a humanity unique to the region-ramblers, artists, drinkers, fishers, rabbit hunters, dog walkers, sunset watchers, and refugees from Immigration, alimony, and other aspects of modern life.Author Oliver A. Ho...

Hardcover: 205 pages
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (April 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1604734612
ISBN-13: 978-1604734614
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 362048
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu ebook

But, this is also a touching and substantial story. But with a difference, though. Cries and Whispers in Karamanlidika Books contains the papers presented at the First International Conference on Karamanlidika Studies (Nicosia, 11th-13th September 2008). ' Incapable of having a proper conversation with any other than oneself, the religionists of the culture of His Majesty the Ego are like Freud's character type of "wrecked by success. The chapters are presented in a logical and informative way, though some of the book only skims the surface or barely touches on significant developments, tools, and problems. book Down On The Batture Pdf. He can surmise it, but he cannot know it positively and make such iron-clad assumptions as to the complex nature of the Maestro's sexuality. I would recommend this book to anyone with the perseverance to get through the dry parts, as the rest of it is truly interesting. After you have had enough of reading how Washington and Adams and Jefferson saved usall and brought us life, liberty and and the pursuit of happiness, get the real story. This book should be in every numismatist's library as it makes grading one's coins that much easier and less time-consuming. Read with my third grader. She and Lisa Schafer made me think in new ways andremember why I got into the performance improvement business in thefirst place.
  • Oliver A. Houck epub
  • Oliver A. Houck ebooks
  • 1604734612 epub
  • Sports and Outdoors epub books
  • 978-1604734614 epub

This is a collection of essays written over the past twenty-ish years about a part of Louisiana's "other" coastline. The Mississippi River rises and falls with the seasons and the space between high and low water supports an extensive and unusual col...



Download    Premium Mirror



quented this place for the past twenty-five years. Down on the Batture describes a life, pastoral, at times marginal, but remarkably fecund and surprising. From this place he meditates on Louisiana, the state of the waterway, and its larger environs. He describes all the actors that have played lead roles on the edge of the mightiest river of the continent, and includes in his narrative plantations, pollution, murder, land grabs, keelboat brawlers, slave rebellions, the Corps of Engineers, and the oil industry.Houck draws from his experience in New Orleans since the early 1970s in the practice and teaching of law. He has been a player in many of the issues he describes, although he does not undertake to argue them here. Instead, story by story, he uses the batture to explore the forces that have shaped and spell out the future of the region. The picture emerges of a place that---for all its tangle of undergrowth, drifting humanity, shifting dimensions in the rise and fall of floodwater---provides respite and sanctuary for values that are original to America and ever at risk from the homogenizing forces of civilization.