New Year, New Books
By Ray Saadi - Book Editor
MIKE THE TIGER
(By David G Baker and W. Sheldon Bivin, LSU Press $29.95)
This new second edition of Mike’s history goes back to the origin of the nickname, “Fighting Tigers” borrowed from an Army contingent in the Civil War and takes us with stories and photographs through all the years from Mike I to the current Mike 6. It will make a perfect gift for any LSU fan.
Legendary TIGER STADIUM 30 Greatest LSU Football Games
(By Chet Hilburn, Pelican Publishing $19.95 Softcover)
Ever wonder just how loud “Death Valley” can be? In 1988 the crowd’s reaction to quarterback Tommy Hodson’s game-winning touchdown pass registered as an earthquake on a nearby seismograph. This and the thrills of 29 other games in the stadium will rekindle memories or acquaint youngsters with the great LSU heritage.
(By Valorie Hart with Photographs by Sara Essex Bradley, Glitterati $50)
For the homeowner searching for innovative and creative ideas in interior decorating, nothing short of a personal tour through the imaginatively styled homes described and shown here through 250 photographs could satisfy more. Here’s an ideal gift for someone who enjoys the creativity of individuals and decorators that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
SOUL EXCHANGE, The Paintings of Dennis Paul Williams
(By Darrell Bourque and Philip Gould, Series Editor, UL Press $45)
These paintings may remind readers of looking up in the sky and seeing in the clouds, castles and images of people and animals. They are so ethereal, light and fluffy and just a little indistinct, leaving lots of room for imagining. Williams’ rich palette of colors complete the images and renders them almost three-dimensional.
SHOW AND TELL
(By William Greiner, UL Press $35)
This wonderful collaboration of stories and photographs is the result of a group of writers asked to pen a story based on what they see in pictures. Having been shown 28 photographs the writers created stories inspired by the pictures, with extraordinary results.
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