The Babo Gospels



by Sebastian Gerard

Available April 2018 from , and other Internet vendors or

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The World Traveler’s Book Of Quizzes

The World Traveler's Book Of Quizzes

“The World Traveler’s Book Of Quizzes”
by James A. Clapp

Test your travel memories and observations with this collection of informative and curious quizzes. Over 300 matching questions are supplemented by essays about travel that have been derived from nearly four decades of travel guiding and visiting more than seventy … (Read More)

Vademecum Italica : Travels in Italy


Vademecum Italica : Travels in Italy

Vademecum Italica
Travels in Italy by James A. Clapp

Purchase Options: Paperback , eBook (Kindle) and other Internet book vendors  released on March 22, 2016. For signed copies requests using the contact form (Read More)

Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones



Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones
A Novel Of Coming Of Age Catholic by Sebastian Gerard

Purchase Options: and other Internet book vendors as of August 25, 2015 for hard copy, August 31, 2015 for eBook. For signed copies requests using the contact form 

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Mon Cahier De Paris: Cafe Writings 1989, 1999





In the final scene of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990), Paul Bowles, the author of the original story is seated in a Tangier café where he greets Kit Moresby (Debra Winger), who has survived a harrowing travel experience in the … (Read More)

La Poursuite de Suzie Wong

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James Clapp, un universitaire américain, est tombé amoureux de Nancy Kwan et de Hong Kong quand il vit le film, The World of Suzie Wong, à l’âge de 19 ans. Bien qu’il ait toujours aimé écrire, il se consacra surtout à sa carrière de … (Read More)

The American City in the Cinema


Published in June of  2013, TRANSACTION PRESS. 458 pages, with illustrations of stills and posters from American feature films that chronicle the past century’s growth and life in the Amican city. Drawing upon over 200 feature films from the first days of cinema to the present day, this academic book … (Read More)

A China Hand

ACH_CoverEveryone who encounters China comes with their own preconceptions; although my generation, which came to its political and geographical consciousness at the time of the Korean War, hearing reports of waves of Chinese soldiers charging at the American troops, and reading even in the comic strips such as Steve Canyon, … (Read More)

The Art of Urbanism


Cities and Urban Life in the History of Painting

©2003 James A. Clapp, Ph.D.

THE ART OF URBANISM is a recently completed 65,000 word manuscript that is accompanied by 220 illustrations of painting throughout history that deal with the City and with the character of (Read More)

The City: A Dictionary of Quotable Thoughts on Cities and Urban Life


Published in the Fall of 2014 by Transaction Press, The City is a significantly revised and expanded second edition of my 1984 survey of reference to the city and urban life in fiction and nonfiction literature that remained in print for twelve years. That edition was revised and expanded, … (Read More)