ISBN #: 978-0578138084
Page Count: 142
Copyright: March 7, 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Rising, Publishers; 1st Edition
(Taken from Amazon)
Forty-plus years of travel are celebrated as a former magazine editor recounts his journeys through 21cities, shedding light on their remarkable histories and reminiscing on the joys and quirks that the author encountered during his excursions. Designed to give the reader a brief sense of each city's heritage, the author hopes to show how, with a little exploration and imagination, anyone can find unique and fun experiences in any town.
City Sketches is great for the traveler inside us all. With light history mixed with personal travels, it was a light and fun read. My only qualm would be the lack of direction or order. Each "chapter" is of a different place and different time, but in no particular order that I could discern. I thought maybe it was by year, then I thought it was in alpha order by city, but it was neither, and that made it a bit frustrating to read.
But it was fun, and, as a history major in college, factual and unbiased, which I really appreciated. I do hope Mr. Mullen has a chance to go back to those cities he didn't get a chance to thoroughly capture in his youth. I think his next City Sketches would be marvelous.
*A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.