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A Short History of Boston


Series edited by: Robert Allison   By author: Robert Allison
Number of pages: 128
Dimension: 6 x 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year: 2004
ISBN: 978-1-889833-47-7
Series: Short Histories
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Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $14.95 Qty: 
? Features a concise and readable narrative of Boston history, from early settlements to 2004 ? Copious illustrations ? Fascinating short profiles of notable Bostonians ? Includes an informative timeline, from the 1600s to the 1900s
"Until 2004 and the publication of ""A Short History of Boston,"" there was no good short history of the city of Boston, not in print anyway. With economy and style, Dr. Robert Allison brings Boston history alive, from the Puritan theocracy of the seventeenth century to the Big Dig of the twenty-first. His book includes a wealth of illustrations, a lengthy chronology of the key events in four centuries of Boston history, and twenty short profiles of exceptional Bostonians, from founder John Winthrop to heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan, from ""heretic"" Anne Hutchinson to Russian-American author Mary Antin. Says the Provincetown Arts, ""A first-rate short history of the city, lavishly illustrated, lovingly written, and instantly the best book of its kind."" "
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