Travel Adventures

Brooklyn is home, but I love traveling the world. Mountains are my favorite, from the Rockies to the Alps to the Himalaya. Ancient empires are dear to my heart, from the Anasazi to the archaeology of Southeast Asia. Desert, forest, the list goes on. Here's a bit of each from my wandering.
-- Bill

A Village near the Sky: Greater Tibet, 2002.


Hao Chi: Yunnan, China, 2002.


Top Five Places to Go Now: The places aren't important. Going now is. 2003.


Anasazi Observatory: Chimney Rock, Colorado, 1993.


One Day's Adventure: Mrauk U, Burma, 2002.


Blue Jewel: Rara Lake, Nepal, 1988.


Waterless Wonderland: Wyperfeld, Australia, 1988.


Springtime in Rangoon: Burma, 1988.


Irrawaddy Empire: Burma, 1988.


Old Growth Sanctuary: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, North Carolina, 1996.

The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan

"[A] romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages ... Readers are guaranteed a genuine adventure that will evoke the full range of human emotions. Once begun, they can expect to experience that rare difficulty in putting down a book before they have finished."
-- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York, Summer 2009

"Bill Greer has deftly blended fact and fiction in his humorous tale The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan. ... The characters are rowdy, raunchy, loveable, and sometimes despicable, but thoroughly believable. ... This is a thoroughly delightful story that brings the Dutch colonies to life."
-- Historical Novels Review Online, August 2009

Bill's Book

The Mevrouw Who
Saved Manhattan
A Novel of New Amsterdam

"A very authentic ring,
like etchings by
Van Ostade and Steen."

-- Charles Wendell, Ph.D.,
President of the
New Netherland Institute

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