The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is hosting Morgan Molthrop to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial with a free program at noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the State Library’s Seminar Center.
Molthrop will discuss the Battle of New Orleans and the stresses that 14,000 well-trained soldiers created for the citizens of the nation’s most strategic port 200 years ago. His new book Andrew Jackson’s Playbook: 15 Strategies for Success juxtaposes the cultural responses of a diverse Caribbean city during the most important battle in early American history against the responses of Louisiana’s population after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans native Morgan Molthrop lived in New York for most of his career. He returned to New Orleans in 2009 when the city was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Molthrop is now a historical “color analyst,” hosting cultural events, writing, blogging and using social media to promote New Orleans and engage city leaders.
Registration is not required for this free event. Attendees are invited to bring brown bag lunches and come and go as their schedules allow.Books will be available for purchase.
The Louisiana Center for the Book was established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries.For more information, visit www.state.lib.la.us
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