A few years ago, Michael J. Pallamary compiled many of the lectures and articles written by the late Curtis M. Brown, along with the writings of others who chose to respond in some way to Brown’s views, into a volume entitled “The Curt Brown Chronicles.” I recently had the occasion to read this book while sitting in an airplane or two, and while killing time between flights in airports. Airports are a delightful hurry-up-and-wait experience.
This short review is not intended in any way to be a comprehensive appraisal of Pallamary’s 690-page book. I will advise that the book doesn’t need to be read cover to cover, although that is what I ended up doing. I would also venture to guess that most surveyors would enjoy flipping through this book selecting articles of interest that Brown wrote and, just as importantly, many of the responses he received from his readers.