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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,, 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

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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].

The musicians pictured here are, from left to right, Henry Kimball, Fate Marable, Boyd Atkins, Johnny St. Cyr, David Jones, Norman Mason, Louis Armstrong, Norman Brashear, and Warren “Baby” Dodds.
1920s photo of Fate Marable’s band on the S.S. Capitol  courtesy of the Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University