Authors Andy Horowitz, Jarvis DeBerry and Sandy Rosenthal - History Repeating? Disasters in Louisiana from Katrina and Laura to Covid - moderated by Walter Isaacston

Octavia Books is happy to partner with The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University in presenting a virtual discussion featuring an important conversation with authors - Tulane historian Andy Horowitz, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jarvis DeBerry, and founder of Levees.org Sandy Rosenthal. Moderated by Book Festival co-chair Walter Isaacson.

Each of the three featured guests has a new book (see below) highly relevant to the topic and our times.

Please register here.

And, please treat yourself to copies of the featured authors' new books by ordering now from Octavia Books.

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674971714
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 7th, 2020

The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions.


I Feel to Believe: Collected Columns Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781608011858
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Published: University of New Orleans Press - September 24th, 2020

For twenty years, starting in 1999, Jarvis DeBerry's New Orleans Times-Picayune column was the place where the city got its most honest look at itself: the good, the bad, the wonderful, and yes, also the weird. And the city took note. DeBerry's columns inspired letters to the editor, watercooler conversations, city council considerations, and barbershop pontification.


#1 New Release in Civil Engineering & Environmental and Urban Planning and Development ─ The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Other Types of Disasters

In the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Words Whispered in Water tells the story of one woman's fight--against all odds--to expose a mammoth federal agency--and win.


Leonardo da Vinci Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781501139161
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s ast


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