New Orleans mayor releases new book, a treatise on race

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s new book, “In the Shadow of Statues,” reads like a memoir. But it also has elements of a political manifesto and a treatise on race in America — including reaction to his leadership in removing four Confederate-era monuments from the city landscape.

The book goes on sale Tuesday and includes the text of a widely praised speech he delivered that made the case that the monuments marked efforts to celebrate white supremacy.

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