Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City’s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a wholly delightful book that first appeared in 1998 and returns in a revised edition as the weather invites taking full advantage of its subject matter…. A labor of love by its original author, the late Mary Anna DuSablon, Connie J. Harrell and John Cicmanec bring the same warmth and pleasure to their updating of Walking the Steps of Cincinnati as did its original author…. Grade: A”


“(Walking the Steps of Cincinnati,) is a splendid collection of walks…. The walks provide intimate glimpses of a city you thought you knew, but suddenly realize you didn’t…. Cincinnati has many assets that are rightly celebrated, but its steps have never, to my knowledge, been among them. With any luck, this book may change that.”

Cincinnati Magazine

“Will enrich your knowledge of the Queen City's history.… A wonderful Guide.”

Ohioana Quarterly

“Even Cincinnatians probably aren't familiar with all the hundreds of sets of steps that traverse the city's seven hills…. History, scenery, and city life are woven together with engaging enthusiasm.”

American Way

Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City’s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a revised and updated version of Mary Anna DuSablon’s original guidebook, first published in 1998. This new edition describes and maps thirty-four walks of varying lengths and levels of difficulty around the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, following scenic or historic routes and taking in many of the city’s more than four hundred sets of steps. Some of these walks follow the same routes laid out by DuSablon in the first edition of the guide; others have been revised to reflect changes in the city and its neighborhoods, the physical condition of the steps, and the scenic views of Cincinnati that they afford; and still others are altogether new.

In writing their descriptions of the walks, authors Connie J. Harrell and John Cicmanec have retraced each path and taken all new photographs of the steps as well as architectural and natural landmarks along the way. Cartographer Brian Balsley has drawn a fresh set of maps, and Roxanne Qualls, vice-mayor of Cincinnati, has graciously written a new foreword.

Mary Anna DuSablon is the author of America's Collectible Cookbooks: The History, the Politics, the Recipes (Ohio, 1994) and Cincinnati Recipe Treasury: The Queen City's Culinary Heritage (Ohio, 1989).

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978-0-8214-2081-2 · Retail price: $24.95 · Release date: May 2014 · 200 pages · 5 × 10 in. · Rights: World

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978-0-8214-4479-5 · Release date: May 2014 · Rights: World

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