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Pelican Publishing Company is a book publisher based in Gretna, a suburb of New Orleans. It was formed in 1926 and in its time has produced 1500 titles, most of which relate to Louisiana and Southern culture, cuisine, and history. The company is under the ownership of President Milburn Calhoun, his wife, Vice-president Nancy Calhoun, and brother, former Executive Editor James Calhoun.

Significant titles

In its eighty year history, Pelican Publishing Company has produced regionally successful titles including the following:

Finn McCool's Football Club - The Birth, Death and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead by Stephen Rea, released February 2009. This tells the story of the drinkers at an Irish pub in New Orleans and what happens to them before, during and after Hurricane Katrina.

  • New Orleans Classic Cookbook Series featuring Desserts, Appetizers, Seafood and Gumbos & Soups, also by Kit Wohl
  • The Maverick Guide (series): A series of travel guides.
  • Clovis Crawfish, a children's series by Mary Alice Fontenot
  • Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles by William Faulkner: The first trade publication written by William Faulkner.
  • The South Was Right! by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy: A controversial historical perspective that argues that the Confederacy had the right to secede from the Union.
  • The Cavalry Battle that Saved the Union: Custer vs. Stuart at Gettysburg, Paul D. Walker, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, LA, 2002

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