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    • An Unnatural Metropolis

    • Wresting New Orleans from Nature
    • By: Craig E. Colten
    • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city". How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the mutual and often contradictory forces of nature and urban development, is the subject of An Unnatural Metropolis.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just terrible!

    • By Book Lover on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95