Part travelogue and part social and political commentary, "Cross-Country Chronicles" offers and irreverent and often hilarious account of four separate road trips between New England and Arizona, highlighting art museums (from the reknown to the obscure), national and local landmarks (and blights) and lodging and dining experiences ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. So hop on board and enjoy the ride!
Not recommended for the faint-of-heart or, for that matter, Republicans.
42 maps and more than 80 photographs.
Arthur D. Hittner is also the author of "Honus Wagner: The Life of Baseball's 'Flying Dutchman' " (McFarland, 1996), winner of the Seymour Medal awarded by the Society of American Baseball Research for the best book of baseball history or biography published in 1996, and "Painting the American Scene: American Art of the Thirties and Forties" (Apple Ridge Fine Arts Press, rev, ed., 2011), a catalogue of an extensive private collection of American paintings. Mr. Hittner has also written about fine art subjects for Maine Antique Digest, Fine Art Connoisseur and Antiques & Fine Art and has served as a Trustee of the Danforth Museum of Art and the Tucson Museum of Art.
At the Threshold of Brilliance: The Brief but Splendid Career of Harold J. Rabinovitz Published August 07, 2014
Painting the American Scene Published December 13, 2011
Art of Our National Pastime: A Collection of Baseball Art and Sculpture, 1875-2000 Published August 27, 2008