Much Have I Travell'd
Doug Hartley combines his own evolution with a thorough early family history in always changing, often turbulent eras. Relatives and close friends may examine his story with interest, but even a casual reader will be indebted to his mother, Elizabeth Hill, whose diaries vividly portray England in the inter-war period. Her memories, along with the author's, cover a span of well over a century—detailed personal and social history at its anecdotal best, from life across "the Pond" to the States, to US Foreign Service and on to retirement—always enhanced by the author's abiding love of classical music and the sea. A dedicated history buff will find much to satisfy while pursuing this author's life.