Weekend Extra: Sancton On Stage

Sancton Book

Five years ago, I wrote about Tom Sancton’s book Song For My Fathers being assigned reading for Tulane University’s incoming students. That venerable school chose it to give the freshmen a shared intellectual experience that would stimulate discussion. Not incidentally, it would also acquaint them with a profound aspect of the culture and caché of Tulane's home, New Orleans. A respected correspondent, an overseas bureau chief and a clarinetist who mastered the traditional music of his … [Read more...]