Great Game Paradise is an in-depth history of a vast, bountiful marshland under private land management during a century of enormous change along Louisiana’s now threatened coast. As stewards of a 125,000-acre tract of prime marsh habitat, Vermilion Corporation and its predecessors have since the 1920s perpetuated the sport of duck hunting through a relentless pursuit of land conservation, sustainable development, and environmental restoration. As one of the largest privately managed wetlands in the state, this story represents a microcosm of the history of the Louisiana Gulf Coast—its resources, its culture, and its lure and its peril. 

Great Game Paradise Book Launch

Marsh House, Avery Island, Sept. 2018

Theriot's three-volume self-published book series highlights the roles played by World War II veterans from south Louisiana. From 2002-2005, Theriot interviewed over a hundred men and women whose stories describe the heroism and hardships of life at sea, in the foxholes, and in the factories. Each volume focuses on the three major campaigns of the war, including a section on the homefront. 

Great Game Paradise: A History of 

Vermilion Corporation


Coming September 2018 by UL Press (link)    
To Honor Our Veterans: An Oral History of World War II Veterans from the Bayou Country; Vol. I-III

American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana's Wetlands

Published March 2014 by LSU Press (link)    

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​​Jason P. Theriot, Ph.D.

  Historian  

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American Energy, Imperiled Coast explores the tension between oil and gas development and the land-loss crisis in coastal Louisiana. Theriot's book offers an engaging analysis of both the impressive, albeit ecologically destructive, engineering feats that characterized energy development in the region in the last century and the mounting environmental problems that threaten south Louisiana’s communities, culture, and “working” coast.

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