Tyler Bridges - THE RISE AND FALL OF DAVID DUKE (launch)

Please join us when award-winning journalist Tyler Bridges appears in conversation with historian Lawrence Powell (author of THE ACCIDENTAL CITY and TROUBLED MEMORY) for the launch of THE RISE AND FALL OF DAVID DUKE.

This is an update of Tyler Bridges' 1994 biography, THE RISE OF DAVID DUKE, following the country's most notorious racist and anti-Semite. The original book charted David Duke's political rise when he became a household name by championing white rights while running for governor in Louisiana. The updated version features a new title reflecting Duke's new political reality. It also includes four new chapters that outline Duke's political fall at the same time that the emergence of Donald Trump has given the former Klan grand wizard new visibility. The final chapter describes Duke's role in the 2017 Charlottesville protest. Duke may no longer count on widespread political support, but the Republican Party, led by Trump, has embraced many of the ideas that he pushed in the early 1990s during his political heyday.

 


Tyler Bridges, twice a member of Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, is a journalist based in New Orleans who reports on Louisiana politics for the Baton Rouge/New Orleans Advocate. He also free-lances for such publications as Politico Magazine. He is the author of three books on Louisiana politics: Long Shot: A Soldier, a Senate, a Serious Sin, an Epic Louisiana Election (Lisburn Press, 2016); Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002); and The Rise of David Duke (University Press of Mississippi, 1994). He was a 2011-12 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, was awarded Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Award in 2010 for his 10 years of foreign reporting in South America and was a Fall 2017 Fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. A native of Palo Alto, Tyler is a graduate of Stanford.

 

Lawrence N. Powell currently serves as chair of the Louisiana State Museum Board and the Southern Institute for Education and Research. He previously held the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University. His book TROUBLED MEMORY:;\ Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana will soon be available in a 20th anniversary edition from University of North Carolina. His most recent book, THE ACCIDENTAL CITY: Improvising New Orleans (Harvard, 2012), covers the first 150 years of New Orleans history.

 

Event date: 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
The Rise and Fall of David Duke Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781725501706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 10th, 2018

This is an update of a 1994 biography of David Duke, the country's most notorious racist and anti-Semite. The original book charted his political rise when he became a household name by championing white rights while running for governor in Louisiana. The updated version features a new title reflecting Duke's new political reality.


The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780674725904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvard University Press - October 14th, 2013

This is the story of a city that shouldn't exist. In the seventeenth century, what is now America's most beguiling metropolis was nothing more than a swamp: prone to flooding, infested with snakes, battered by hurricanes.


Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana Cover Image
$56.25
ISBN: 9780807853740
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 25th, 2002

This powerful work tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.


LONG SHOT: A Soldier, A Senator, A Serious Sin, An Epic Louisiana Election Cover Image
By Tyler Bridges, Jeremy Alford, James Carville (Introduction By)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780692795330
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Published: Lisburn Press - December 2016

Only in a state whose politics are notoriously wild could a United States senator best known for his involvement in a sex scandal still be considered the odds-on favorite for governor.


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