KINGS & PAWNS: The Bloodlines of Bourbon Orleans is a storybook featuring namesakes of New Orleans,
tales of former governors, and the in-depth history of 717 Orleans Avenue, an address steeped in a detailed
heritage of controversial yet culturally influential venues. Where once opera reigned at the old Orleans Theatre,
where Creole society celebrated at the Orleans Ballroom, and where the Sisters of the Holy Family housed the
first African-American convent in America, the address of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers many a story to tell.
The illustrious city of New Orleans is indeed an enigma with many a tale to be told.
Her history is a poem written by time and regaled by those who choose to remember.
Kings & Pawns is a storybook about her legends of rulers, leaders, countrymen, and fools.
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Hotel Collection and Bourbon Orleans Hotel invite you to the book launch of Laura Kuhn’s “Kings & Pawns: The Bloodlines of Bourbon-Orléans,” a storybook about two hundred years of anthropological changes at one address: 717 Orleans Avenue.
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is a landmark of Creole heritage where vice and virtue struggled against political and social standards of the early 19th century. Join the Bourbon Orleans in a celebration of “Kings & Pawns” where the hotel’s hospitality offers guests lite fare in the lobby and a special cocktail hour in the newly remodeled Bourbon O! Bar on December 13, 2013 from 7pm to midnight.
Books sold exclusively at
the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
717 Orleans Avenue