CITIES OF AMERICA by George Sessions Perry


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Sketches of cities (they appeared in the S.E.P.) which offer a smooth synchronization of impression and information, and convey something of character and tone, history and local politics, business and industry, sites, amusements, culture of the individual cities. From demi-mondaine New Orleans, to high pressure New York, spiritual Salt Lake City, harmonious Baltimore, belligerent Fort Worth and Dallas; on to rich and rowdy Chicago, stately and stationary Philadelphia, quality not quantity San Francisco, hell-on-wheels Detroit; easy going San Antonio, unchanging Portland, Maine, calm, graceful Cincinnati, forward-looking Seattle, Boston the national shrine; Kansas City the melting pot, Denver, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Madison, Wisconsin -- and one small town, the author's own Rockdale, Texas... National portraiture in facile, engaging terms.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1947
Publisher: Whittlesey