Books by James H.S. McGregor

ATHENS by James H.S. McGregor
HISTORY
Released: March 24, 2014

"A concise, useful history of 'the hometown of Western thought, the birthplace of democracy, and the starting block for the modern Olympics.'"
McGregor (Emeritus, Comparative Literature/Univ. of Georgia; Paris from the Ground Up, 2009, etc.) describes the great city of Athens in solid detail as it spirals out from its core on the Acropolis. Read full book review >
VENICE FROM THE GROUND UP by James H.S. McGregor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"A thinking person's guidebook, well supported by illustrations, maps and rich perspectives."
District-by-district guide to the ancient city's profusion of art, architecture and artifacts integrated with its essential history and dominant cultural themes. Read full book review >
ROME FROM THE GROUND UP by James H.S. McGregor
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"McGregor might have spent more time—or time at all—on certain well-known points on the Roman map (the Campo dei Fiori, the Gardens of Sallust, the Baths of Caracalla), but Georgina Masson's Companion Guide to Rome (1974) fills in the blanks."
A pleasing history of Rome from antiquity to the modern era, tied to monuments, buildings and other structures throughout the city. Read full book review >