About the Author
At heart, author Anthony M. Orum PhD is simply an especially curious person. Hailing from Austin, Texas, he loves to walk around cities and watch all the wonderful things that go on. Everyone in a city, whether relaxing in a park or walking hurriedly on a sidewalk, has a story to tell—as do the parks and sidewalks themselves. Drawing on his observations, he combines his passion for cities, people, and politics with his passion for writing to reveal the inner life of cities to scholars and other readers.
Though he is now retired, Dr. Orum's sense of curiosity is as strong as ever, and he remains very interested in politics. He takes time to understand current events taking place around the world, and thoughtfully converts his findings to prose so that others can becomes better educated about the world they are living in.