The Morrison Era, Reform Politics in New Orleans by Joseph B. Parker, copyright 1974, published by Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana. Book is a 1st Edition, signed in front by the author. The book measures 8 1/2" X 6", and has 154 numbered pages. Reddish brown hard cover, the dust jacket is present and show light age appropriate wear. In this book political scientist Joseph B. Parker analyzes the factional politics that have shaped New Orleans over the past century, with particular emphasis on the sixteen years deLesseps S. "Chep" Morrison served as mayor. He describes the political organization formed by Morrison, the diverse groups that made up this unique coalition, and the methods Morrison employed to hold it together.