The Young Leadership Council’s One Book One New Orleans pick for the fall is Ned Sublette’s The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, by Ned Sublette.
The onebookoneneworleans.com web site is down but you already own this one, don’t you? Really? Well, all the local indie bookstores are open and you have no excuse not to grab a copy. More details on the YLC’s annual project to get an entire city reading and talking about the same book when they get their website back up.
So evidently the announcement has gone out, so I feel free to bring it up. El V's pleased and humbled that The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, to be the title chosen this year by the Young Leadership Council's One Book One New Orleans. We're really looking forward to being in New Orleans next month in connection with whatever has been planned (one would think that Isaac's plays havoc with all that as well as everything else -- a hurricane's damage hits all areas of life, from refrigerators filled with rotting food, to event planning). And seeing friends!