I thought this would be a good page to showcase the samples (all the red ink) so you, the reader, can see how much work goes into the back-end, before the book gets to be published, and in your hands.
Krauss: The New Orleans Value Store
by Edward J. Branley
In the previous blog post, I touched on how fun it is to research for Edward, and how many different rabbit holes I go down to find exactly what he is writing about and trying to say. I have sent him notes that change the meaning of what he has written, a snippet of a story that changes the direction, and sometimes even turns into something else entirely. There are many different moving parts, from Newspapers.com, Ancestry.com, and Pinterest that I use, along with various research methods specific for Edward’s NOLA focus — the Institute for Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), the Louisiana Online Genealogy Records, and the databases at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, along with others. [Ed Note: Maybe there’s a research link post to be done at a later date… what do you think, dear reader?]
Chapter 5: Heymann at the Helm
I really like the intersection of page 2 of Chapter 5, where Edward delves into the history of Jazz at the time in New Orleans [Check out his New Orleans Jazz book for a more in-depth look of the topic].