The Kindle edition does everything I want it to do. The illustrations of the homes are small thumbnails, but with the tap of your stylus on the screen, the image is enlarged enough to view adequately. Taking the Kindle along on a walking tour of the streets in the Garden District is an advantage. Addresses or text can be bookmarked. The reader can share quotes from the text with other Kindle owners if you so choose.
In the process of reading this book, I learned more New Orleans history, the French in opposition to the "English/American" side. Eventually, the Garden District affluent population became dominant in business and politics, and with their affluence did not wish to live above their businesses, as was the French way. However, as a matter of good public relations, the city learned to emphasize the cultural aspects of its French beginnings. Some of the homes are now gone, and of course the shrubbery and trees look different around the remainder. For the most part they are exquisitely maintained. Whatever the mix of its culture, New Orleans is my favorite American major city. If it fascinates you too, take a look at this ebook. If you are from New Orleans, you might wish to get the printed hardcopy for your out of town visitors to browse.