Books & Scripts

The World Traveler’s Book Of Quizzes

The World Traveler’s Book Of Quizzes

Vademecum Italica : Travels in Italy

Vademecum Italica : Travels in Italy

Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones

Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones

La Poursuite de Suzie Wong

La Poursuite de Suzie Wong

Mon Cahier De Paris: Cafe Writings 1989, 1999

Mon Cahier De Paris: Cafe Writings 1989, 1999

The American City in the Cinema

The American City in the Cinema

This Urban Life

This Urban Life

The Stranger Is Me

The Stranger Is Me

California Cityscapes

California Cityscapes

Life Lines (Mini Book) (Charming Petites)

Life Lines (Mini Book) (Charming Petites)

For Goodness Sake, A Novel of the Afterlife of Suzie Wong

For Goodness Sake, A Novel of the Afterlife of Suzie Wong

The Afterlife of Suzie Wong

The Afterlife of Suzie Wong

LIFEBOAT 15: Democracy and Survival, an Educational Simulation

LIFEBOAT 15: Democracy and Survival, an Educational Simulation

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

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

New Towns and Urban Public Policy: Planning the American Metropolis, New York: Dunellen, 1971, 337pp

New Towns and Urban Public Policy: Planning the American Metropolis, New York: Dunellen, 1971, 337pp

Books In-Progress

The Babo Gospels: Irrevent Essays On Religion For My Grandchildren

The Babo Gospels: Irrevent Essays On Religion For My Grandchildren

The Babo Gospels, ©2008, Sebastian Gerard. THE "BABO" GOSPELS grew out of a lifelong interest and formal learning in religion and belief, and subsequent apostasy. After writing a large number of essays on different aspects of religion and belief, all in the atmosphere in which religion had insinuated itself into American politics, I decided that it might be a good idea to cohere them in some fashion for my grandchildren, who are geographically distant from me, though not because I am outspoken on the subject of metaphysics. This preamble to this forthcoming book explains more of what motivated it. OH GRANDCHILDREN! MY GRANDCHILDREN! AMEN, AMEN, I SAY UNTO YOU . . .

A China Hand

A China Hand

A China Hand : Three Fingers And A Knuckle Short Of How I Came To Love The Middle Kingdom, But Am Not Quite Sure How It Feels About Me. --- Everyone 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, of Chinese pilots in MIG-15's yelling "Yankee dog, you die!" as they fired at Steve and his American Sabre jet.

The Art of Urbanism

The Art of Urbanism

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 Urban Life. It is an academic book of eight chapters that follow both historical and stylistic lines in painting in what is now somewhat uncomfortably called "Western Civilization." A CDrom is available with sample chapters. The book is under review by a publisher.

The River Dragon's Daughters

The River Dragon's Daughters

The River Dragon's Daughters is a partially completed book spanning the lives of four Chinese women from the Republic to the present day. © 2000, Sebastian Gerard

The Other Half of the Fun : The Travel of Getting There.

The Other Half of the Fun : The Travel of Getting There.

Most of us think of the fun part of travel as the destinations, the fascinating cities, the monuments, museums, mountains, beaches, and such. The connective part between our homes and among various destinations, is generally regarded as a necessary part of travel but, particularly in present day of TSA, “getting there” is likely to be considered far less a portion than half the fun of travel. We have long forgotten that the word, travel, is derived from travail, from a time when travel away from one’s home was arduous and perilous. It still can be uncomfortable and dangerous, but there are also those times, settling into a train compartment with a good book and a bottle of wine, with quaint villages and countryside a constantly changing tableau, of lazy days on a ship’s deck chair on gentle seas, of new arrivals in grand terminals, filled with anticipation, when getting there can at least seem like half the fun.

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