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Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City's Hidden Shores Paperback – June 21, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Union Park Press (June 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934598003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934598009
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This harbor island guide is a real gem."  --Points East Magazine

"Whether your gift recipient is a boater, history buff or nature lover, Christopher Klein's witty and insightful book offers a unique perspective on the city's incredible history." --The Beacon

"A wonderful companion piece to the hidden island treasures off Boston's coast." --Dennis Lehane

About the Author

Christopher Klein has written for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, National Geographic Traveler, American Heritage, and New England Travel + Life. He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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The photos are beautiful and the writing is funny and smart and informative.
Vladimir
The Thompson Island section of this book was spot on so I am encouraged to trust the detailed histories of the other islands.
Hilary
I am familiar with the Islands and it was wonderful to learn more about their history.
Island Gypsy

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Island Gypsy on July 2, 2008
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This book is a refreshing and interesting new look at the Islands. Chris Klein has brought the old and new history together in a way that holds your interest from cover to cover. I am familiar with the Islands and it was wonderful to learn more about their history. I was especially pleased with Chapter on Peddocks, since that is the Island where my heart is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Milligan on September 6, 2008
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Great book with lots of information. Very well organized and easy to get through - especially when referring back to the book. Also filled with good information for visiting the islands in your own boat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vladimir on November 24, 2008
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This short volume is packed with fascinating history of the Boston Harbor Islands--an up and coming hot spot for the city. The photos are beautiful and the writing is funny and smart and informative. It's a great gift for those who are familiar with the harbor islands, and those who just like to know more about the history of New England. Highly recommend it!
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Very readable history of each island in Boston Harbor rich in detail. I work for the Education Center on Thompson Island and so many things I read are inaccurate. The Thompson Island section of this book was spot on so I am encouraged to trust the detailed histories of the other islands. Fascinating.
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I ordered 2 of these books for my sons. I went to a lecture on what was available to do on the harbor islands and got the
books to give to my children for family trips. Was glad to be able to get the books used.
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More About the Author

Christopher Klein is a writer specializing in history, travel, and sports. His latest book is Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero, a biography of the hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer who became the country's first sports superstar and Irish-American hero. He is also the author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City's Hidden Shores and The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston.

Christopher is a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe and History.com, the web site for the History Channel. He has also written for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Harvard Magazine, Red Sox Magazine, ESPN.com, Smithsonian.com, and AmericanHeritage.com. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. Visit his website at christopherklein.com.


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