NEXT UP FROM MATTHEW
Here is a glimpse of books in the works.
Biking with Bismarck
On a bicycle across France, Matthew goes in search of the remnants of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) and ends up crossing the country from Sedan to Biarritz.
Fellow Traveling in China
Across China in search of the origins of several man who had large hands in shaping the country's future. In Beijing, Yenan, Xian, Chungking, Wuhan, and Guangzhou, he follows the paths of Mao, writer Edgar Snow, General Chiang Kai-shek, diplomat John Paton Davies, revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, and US General Joseph Stilwell.
Travels with My Children
Accounts from a lifetime of travels with his four children, who grew up, in part, traveling on the train to Damascus, tramping around postwar Croatia, on a Nile felucca, searching for the ancient Wonders of the World, and biking across Germany and the Ardennes.
Playing in Peoria
An account of a journey, using trains, buses, and most of all a folding bicycle, Matthew writes about the roads between Chicago and New York, with way stops in Lincoln's Illinois and at the houses of many presidents from Ohio.