John Barry keynoter for Rising Tide 3

John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, will be keynote speaker at the third annual Rising Tide Conference sponsored by the NOLA Bloggers, a community of writers, citizen journalists and on-line advocates for the rebirth of New Orleans.

Barry is the prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author whose books have won more than twenty awards. In 2005 the National Academy of Sciences named The Great Influenza, a study of the 1918 pandemic, the year’s outstanding book on science or medicine, and the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens gave Barry its 2005 “September Eleventh Award.” Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, won the 1998 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians for the year’s best book of American history.

The annual conference started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city when a small group of New Orleans, La.-based bloggers decided to expand their on-line advocacy for the rebirth of New Orleans into a public event. The third annual conference will be held Aug. 22-24 2008. Saturday’s main event will take place at the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd (@ Felicity) New Orleans, LA 70113.

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  1. Isn't this just the most exciting news?! I'm digging in to re-read RT. The first time, it took only one long weekend because I couldn't put it down. It read like a mystery novel, and I learned so much more than I expected. Who would have figured that the 1927 flood had so many consequences lasting into today? This is a real coup. I can't wait to meet Barry and get my copies of RT signed!

  2. Who did this Award Winning Beautiful Poster?

    'Course that could be said 'bout all RT Propaganda, but really, this is a Georgeous George of a Fine Peace of Work! Yowzah!

    My thoughts on more tide are on da'Ladda.

    But I will say this, y'all swing a 50 Pound Hammer like Louisville Sluggers!

    Sinn Féin
    Editilla~New Orleans Ladder