Women and New Orleans tells about the major role of women in many facets of New Orleans history such as education, religion, medicine, literature and the arts. Lots of photos by Nancy Ries. Fascinating thumb nail sketches of dozens of women remembered now by names of schools, monuments and lore in the Crescent City. Indexed. Paperback, 136 pages. ISBN 9780961637712

 Three Books by Mary Gehman available in New Orleans bookstores and via Amazon.com. You can also order autographed copies from Mary via bank check, See "Contact" page.

 Touring Louisiana's Great River Road: From Angola North to Venice South

A comprehensive guide to the 300 miles on both banks of the Mississippi River as it winds its way through the state. Tells history of various communities along the river and how they formed pre and post Civil War. Gives places to eat, overnight, view the river, etc. One and two day itineraries suggested along with maps to judge the distances. Though published in 2003, the history is still intact. Spiral bound for easy handling on the road.  Pen and ink illustrations by Lynn Wilder.  ISBN 9780961637743

The Free People of Color of New Orleansis a popular pocket sized paperback with photos by Lloyd Dennis. Published in 1994, it is still much in demand. It  tells the history of les gens de couleur libre, as the French called them, the free people of color who were the class between the slaves and the whites in antebellum Louisiana. End notes and index. Paperback, 152 pages.                       ISBN 9780961637729

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