Thursday, December 16, 2021

Book Review: "Richmond - The Story of a City" by Virginius Dabney


Just finished reading "Richmond - The Story of a City" by Virginius Dabney. A wonderful book about the history of Richmond up to the mid-1970's.

I enjoyed reading about places I have seen and visited for years and learning more about the history of each. Dabney's writing flows well and creates in the reader an anxiousness to get to the next page. The history of Richmond is a rich tapestry of people, places, and the growth of a small village into a large city. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to others.

I must admit, however, that it is somewhat depressing to see how the city grew and was once a great destination for visitors, and to see what it has become in recent years. Perhaps things will get better.