The Chroncles series of travel guide books from Museyon Guides takes a look at the history behind some of the most fascinating cities in the world. Each book introduces the major characters that shaped the city, then offers comprehensive walking tours so you can see how their legacies shaped the cities we know today.



Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhattan's Landmark Neighborhoods

By James Roman

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

260 pages, June 2010


The history of New York is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York from Museyon Guides. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Then see it for yourself with nine historical walking tours, illustrated with detailed maps and full-color photographs. Witness life when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life. Explore the city’s dark side, from the slums of Five Points to Harlem’s Prohibition-era speakeasies, and find out which park covers a sea of unmarked graves.



Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City's High-Stakes History

By James Roman

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

260 pages, October 2011


Discover one of America’s most fascinating cities on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas.James Roman takes readers on a tour through 150+ years of Las Vegas history, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of “Sin City” to the building of the Hoover Dam and the rise of the Rat Pack at the Sands to Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo and establishment of the gangster-controlled casinos.



Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light

By John Baxter

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

288 pages, December 2011


Discover one of the world’s most beautiful cities through 29 dramatic true stories spanning 2,000 years of European history.From the headless walk of Saint Denis to the séances of the Surrealists, John Baxter leads 8 walking tours following in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ernest Hemingway and the many other innovators, artists and expats who found inspiration in the City of Light.



Chronicles of Old Boston: Exploring New England's Historic Capital

By Charles Bahne

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

288 pages, April 2012


Discover one of America’s most historic cities through 29 dramatic true stories spanning Boston’s 400-year history.Boston expert Charles Bahne reveals some of the city’s most shocking moments including a murder mystery on the Harvard campus to the mistake that sent 2 million gallons of molasses pouring down Commercial Street. Other essays explore the major historic events from the founding of “the city on the hill” to the Boston Tea Party and the ride of Paul Revere to the establishment of the Red Sox and Fenway Park.



Chronicles of Old London: Exploring England's Historic Capital

By Kevin Jackson

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

288 pages, May 2012


Discover one of the world’s most fascinating and historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of London.Author Kevin Jackson takes readers through more than 2,000 years of British history with exciting essays on topics such as London’s origins, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry V, Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, The Beatles and more. In addition, guided walking tours of London’s historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps, take readers to the places where history really happened.



Chronicles of Old Rome: Exploring Italy's Eternal City

By Tamara Thiessen

Edited by Heather Corcoran / Museyon Guides

272 pages, August 2012


Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of Italy’s historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps. From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C., to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history happened in this richly illustrated guide. Along with infamous power games between heroes and villains, you will find Rome’s smart and powerful women, such as Agrippina, St. Agnes, Marozia, Artemisia Gentileschi and more. Then relax like Goethe and Keats at the Café Greco, Rome’s chicest coffee bar since 1760 or visit the Palazzo Colonna, site of Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday. The sweet life indeed!