1973-Lanterns on the Levee by William Alexander Percy (Phenix City, Al.)
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2 nd printing 1973 paperback. $20 Price includes shipping to Baton Rouge,La. area.
This fascinating volume contains the memoirs of William Alexander Percy, who was born and raised in Mississippi and witnessed the social changes of the turn of the century. 'Lanterns on the Levee' is his memorial to the South, within which he describes life in the Mississippi Delta during the time between the semi-feudal South of the 1800s and the uncertain South of the early 1940s.
I personally enjoyed the book as I lived in New Orleans while attending junior high school. As I read my thoughts went to my grandfather who was a Baptist minister of a large church in downtown New Orleans there also during the time period of early 1900's. With the responsibility of the church, a new family, as his first wife had passed after a lengthy ailment, and help starting what was to become the New Orleans Baptist Seminary. New Orleans was also the birthplace of my father in 1917. I hope whomever purchases my book will enjoy it as much as I did.
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