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Walking Boston: 34 Tours Through Beantown's Cobblestone Streets, Historic Districts, Ivory Towers and New Waterfront Paperback – July 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 1 edition (July 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899974481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899974484
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Todd Felton has written extensively on New England's literary and intellectual history. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

A writer and photographer, Robert Todd Felton has written about Thoreau's Walden Pond, Yeats' Ireland, and Emerson's Boston. He has also penned articles on hiking in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, exploring Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas, and driving through Austria where the hills are alive with The Sound of Music. His books include A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England and A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival (both from Roaring Forties Press), as well as Walking Boston from Wilderness Press. His shorter work has been published in National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, The Gemutlichkeit Newsletter, Draft, and Automotive Traveler. His photographs have appeared in books, magazines, journals and in exhibitions across New England.

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Transit information detailing easy ways to arrive at the starting point of the walks.
H. Pember
This book is a great resource because it breaks Boston down into neighborhoods, and walkable sightseeing trips.
Cadbrookside
Family love to hear the historical info when they come in the summer to visit Boston.
Lisa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By H. Pember on October 21, 2008
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I could not recommend this book more highly. If you love to walk, love history or love (or want to fall in love with) Boston this is the book for you. Boston is a fantastic city to walk but unless you are knowledgeable to the ins and outs of it you may find yourself beating the same old path. I was pleasantly surprised to find not only off the "beaten trail" walks but well organized themes, maps, historical details and even Mass. Transit information detailing easy ways to arrive at the starting point of the walks.
Having an over abundance of out of town guests we purchased "Walking Boston" in hopes of finding more than the standard walking fare and we found much more. Great book!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By bikingbabe in MA on December 12, 2010
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I purchased this to loan to guests when they want to explore Boston. The directions are very clear and the commentary is good but not so long as to make it a chore to use as some guide books are so tightly packed with information that you spend all your time reading and not enough time just viewing. I think we will likely use this guide ourselves to explore some parts of the city that we have not done yet even though we have lived in the area for 40 years.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cadbrookside on August 4, 2011
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This book is a great resource because it breaks Boston down into neighborhoods, and walkable sightseeing trips. The routes are clearly marked with sights along the way, distance is noted with ease of walking, and parking lots are noted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ellen vangelakos on January 5, 2013
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we go to Boston alot but with this book we found places we always walked by and never took notice of..hihly recommend this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robyn Howard on December 20, 2012
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This book provides a detailed guide to different walking routes around Boston. This really helps break down all of Boston. Each walking trail has a map and specifically tells you about points of interests along the way.
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Definitely recommend this book for explorers or someone who has never been to Boston. Bring comfortable shoes, you will enjoy the walk.
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By BDev on December 29, 2013
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Bought this for our first trip to Boston, and it was indispensable. It has a lot of interesting little facts that you don't always find in standard guidebooks. Just wish it was a tad smaller so I could carry it in my purse.
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