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This Way To City Hall: The 2013 Campaign for Mayor of Boston [Kindle Edition]

Gintautas Dumcius
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Book Description

Mayor Thomas Menino’s decision not to seek reelection sets off an earthquake within Boston’s small political world. Then comes the tsunami: A dozen candidates hit the streets in search of votes in the first open race for mayor in thirty years. “This Way To City Hall” follows them and their teams, starting with the night word leaked out about the mayor’s decision and ending with Election Day.



Product Details

  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Dorchester Reporter (October 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GBA4E9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on Boston 2013 Mayoral Campaign March 10, 2014
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Gintautas Dumcius, from the Dorchester Reporter, is the go-to person for local political information and analysis in Boston. With in-depth reporting Gintautas looks at all sides of political issues and, with this fine book, he brings the 2013 campaign to life from wire to wire. 2013 was the first truly contested race in Boston in 20 years and now with "This Way to City Hall" we have an outstanding history of a campaign. A must read for whose who enjoy big city politics and Boston history. - David Manzo
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for students of Boston Politics February 9, 2014
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"This Way To City Hall" tells a compelling story of Boston's first open mayoral election in thirty years, building several insightful narratives atop a readable, detailed retelling of key events in the race. A must read for any student of politics in urban America.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A roadmap, a recap. 'This Way' ties it all together. January 24, 2014
By @mreils
With key insights in the race to replace retiring Mayor Tom Menino, Dumcius' "This Way to City Hall" is a great read to catch up on the process, players, and politics that landed Boston its first new mayor in 20 years. Glimpses of seemingly second-tier candidates who had their moment in the sun, campaigns that fell apart -- or never quite got it together -- as the preliminary approached, and the semi-employed media/bloggers who led the field in covering a campaign that pulled candidates from across the city.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for #bospoli January 17, 2014
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Very detailed, intimate account of a fascinating time in Boston's history. So glad I read this, congrats to Gin on the great work.
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Quick, interesting read about the 2013 Boston's Mayors race from a true Massachusetts political insider. Highly recommended for anyone with interest in Boston politics, or politics in general.
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