In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

"An extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal...An important book for everyone in America to read." --Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passio "An extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal...An important book for everyone in America ...

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Title:In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
Author:Mitch Landrieu
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525559442
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:227 pages pages

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History Reviews

  • Bookworm
    May 09, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

  • Sharon
    May 01, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

  • Catherine
    May 20, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

    I wanted more from this book. I went in it expecting more definition on why these statues were constructed and to enter the mindset of people who support them. He presented answers for these questions, but very little. I did appreciate his biography and how he became an 'integration...

    Most of this book is definitely current New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu?s resume for a future run for higher political office? believably rumored to be for President in 2020. I have seen a couple of interviews with him promoting the book and find him to be intelligent, calm, and t...

  • Chris
    Apr 09, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

  • Jane
    May 04, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    May 13, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

  • Maggie Boyd
    Apr 13, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

  • Christian
    Apr 19, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

  • Puneri
    Apr 22, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

  • Sean Chick
    Apr 29, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

  • Amanda Mae
    Apr 03, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

  • Emily
    May 01, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

    I wanted more from this book. I went in it expecting more definition on why these statues were constructed and to enter the mindset of people who support them. He presented answers for these questions, but very little. I did appreciate his biography and how he became an 'integration...

    Most of this book is definitely current New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu?s resume for a future run for higher political office? believably rumored to be for President in 2020. I have seen a couple of interviews with him promoting the book and find him to be intelligent, calm, and t...

    I saw Mitch Landrieu on Bill Maher and was so impressed that I had to buy this book. his story goes into how he was raised, what made him take up this cause, the plight of African Americans in New Orleans (primarily the poor), and how he (as the hero of the story) tries to turn things ...

    I tend to be wary of reading the memoir of an active politician. Without exception, you have to recognize that there will be some self-serving observations in the mix. That said, this was an interesting read about a person who might step out to make an impact on the national stage. The...

    "As a country, we ought to be at the point now, in the year 2018, where we can recognize the basic truth that slavery was wrong, accept it, and figure out the appropriate way to remember it.....but not revere it." page 178 If you think the statues should remain: Read this. Hopefully...

  • Stuart Rodriguez
    Mar 15, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

  • Dianna
    Apr 11, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

  • Dan Downing
    Apr 16, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

  • Michele
    Apr 21, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

  • Lit Folio
    Mar 24, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

  • Jill Meyer
    Mar 20, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

  • Shavon Jones
    Mar 29, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

  • Sara
    Apr 12, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

  • Dustin Sammons
    Apr 12, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

  • Sabrina Chan
    Apr 24, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

    I wanted more from this book. I went in it expecting more definition on why these statues were constructed and to enter the mindset of people who support them. He presented answers for these questions, but very little. I did appreciate his biography and how he became an 'integration...

    Most of this book is definitely current New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu?s resume for a future run for higher political office? believably rumored to be for President in 2020. I have seen a couple of interviews with him promoting the book and find him to be intelligent, calm, and t...

    I saw Mitch Landrieu on Bill Maher and was so impressed that I had to buy this book. his story goes into how he was raised, what made him take up this cause, the plight of African Americans in New Orleans (primarily the poor), and how he (as the hero of the story) tries to turn things ...

  • John Pehle
    May 22, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

    I wanted more from this book. I went in it expecting more definition on why these statues were constructed and to enter the mindset of people who support them. He presented answers for these questions, but very little. I did appreciate his biography and how he became an 'integration...

    Most of this book is definitely current New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu?s resume for a future run for higher political office? believably rumored to be for President in 2020. I have seen a couple of interviews with him promoting the book and find him to be intelligent, calm, and t...

    I saw Mitch Landrieu on Bill Maher and was so impressed that I had to buy this book. his story goes into how he was raised, what made him take up this cause, the plight of African Americans in New Orleans (primarily the poor), and how he (as the hero of the story) tries to turn things ...

    I tend to be wary of reading the memoir of an active politician. Without exception, you have to recognize that there will be some self-serving observations in the mix. That said, this was an interesting read about a person who might step out to make an impact on the national stage. The...

  • Jason Park
    Mar 07, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

  • Susan Iannaccone
    Apr 10, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

  • Kusaimamekirai
    Apr 21, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

  • Marcus Nelson
    May 23, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

    This is a quick and easy read. Mitch Landrieu, second term mayor of New Orleans, centers his conversation on race around his childhood, the period he served in the state legislature with David Duke and his removal of four confederate statues from prominent places in New Orleans. La...

    Perfect Extremely well written, scholarly and with heart. Love this book about a city I love. Couldn?t have come at a better time. ...

    Mitch Landrieu is going to run for Presidency. I saw him on Bill Maher and enjoyed the conversation and so had to read this book. With the rise of fringe right wing groups, white supremacy and the aftermath of Charlottesville; this book has hit the stands at perfect time. His experienc...

    It?s pretty clear Mitch Landrieu has further political aspirations by writing this book, but I enjoyed reading it. He gives his autobiography growing up as the son of a New Orleans mayor, and now the city of New Orleans has evolved and faced the issue of race. He devotes only one cha...

    The book's message was spot on. However, too much of it seemed like bragging on record and his setting up for a Presidential run in 2020. ...

    I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I have found it a bit disappointing. To put it simply, the book was divided into three parts- the author's childhood, his accomplishments as a political leader and then the story about the Confederate statues coming down. There was A LOT ...

    This was an expansion on the thoughts and ideas that Landrieu gave in 2015 after the last of the city's four Confederate monuments were removed and a mini-biography as to how he came to his beliefs as well as the struggle to get the monuments removed from their prominent locations in t...

    I am grateful Mr. Landrieu wrote this memoir/history/moral guide. First, it is important to peek into the diseased minds of those Americans who harbor hatred. At one point Landrieu recognizes a eucharistic minister in his church as the woman who screams vile epithets at him when he jog...

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. More importantly, white, Americans. It should be put in classrooms as a tool to explain the importance of the symbols we choose; while I do not fault any black American for saying things like "we got bigger problems than statues",...

    A copy of this title has been provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Landrieu?s ?In the Shadow of Statues? is a thoughtful personal examination of race, culture, and politics in the city of New Orleans. Anchored by the recent removal of conf...

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presided over an event that should have been completely non-controversial: the removal of monuments to racism in his city (including the infamous Liberty Place monument, on which is written its dedication to white supremacy) so that they could be placed...

    I wanted more from this book. I went in it expecting more definition on why these statues were constructed and to enter the mindset of people who support them. He presented answers for these questions, but very little. I did appreciate his biography and how he became an 'integration...

  • Ernest Farmer
    Mar 25, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

  • John Hammontree
    Apr 15, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...

    The South could use more leaders like Mitch Landrieu. ...

  • kanmaniruk1
    May 07, 2018

    People are somehow reading this history book and getting distracted by the fact that the author is a politician. But let's not be so cynical that we overlook the issue of race solely because someone in the public square is raising it. A white politician is an ideal messenger for an his...

    There?s a lot to like about this book. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, gives, I think, an honest and down-to-earth account of his life, from his youth growing up in New Orleans, to his early tangles in state legislature with neo-Nazi David Duke, to Hurricane Katrina and its aft...

    I'm trying to read up on possible Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential race. Mitch Landrieu, currently mayor of New Orleans and formerly Lt Governor of Louisiana, has been mentioned as a dark horse, lurking on the edges of the political landscape. Landrieu's new book, "In th...

    A brief book commissioned by a mayor (there is no way he wrote this) who was vaulted to moderate political stardom for defeating inanimate objects. The truth is under Landrieu New Orleans has rapidly gentrified, with its black population declining and forced to the West Bank. The cultu...

    ?I have often heard it said by elders that you can?t know how a man feels until you walk in his shoes. It has taken me the better part of forty years to find those shoes. This is what I have come to call transformative awareness. We are all capable of it; but we come kicking and sc...

    Things I learned and understand better because of this book: 1. Schools in southern states teach that the "war between the states" was fought for state's rights and had nothing to do with slavery. I have friends from the south who whole-heartedly believe this and will not listen t...

    One can?t help but wonder if this book will be a launching pad to the presidency as Obama?s ?Dreams of My Father? was. It?s sincere and passionate. Mitch comes off as the next Bill Clinton but without the sleaze. He tells his life story as well as the trauma of Hurricane Katr...

    An honorable memoir in many ways that still fails in its execution. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/in-the-s... ...

    What an inspiring book written in a very conversational, even avuncular tone!The first third of the book is Mr. Landrieu recollecting his upbringing that emphasized value for all people, the middle section details his challenges in contributing to deal with Hurricane Katrina and rebuil...

    In the ongoing news cycle about removing statues that commemorate Confederate Civil War figures, we get a memoir from Mitch Landrieu, the now former mayor of New Orleans to how he got to this point and his role in getting them removed. We begin and end the book with book ends about the...

    This is one of the most encouraging books I have read! The mayor's honesty and commitment to justice and equality as a public servant is not only refreshing, but it is inspiring. The Trump administration , Republican Congress and Senate are a shameful disgrace by comparison. Mitch Land...

    It's hard for me not to have issues with Landrieu's book--spawned most likely out of the attention he received via The New York Times last spring after these statues were taken down. I know about New Orleans culture because I had spent a good many years living there--studying and then ...

    good one ...