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"Here is a book that is both revelatory and addictive--and that could fill any number of slots in that gift list yawning before you." --Boston Globe

"When In Boston offers a fascinating wealth of historical information, and is an easy-to-use quick reference especially recommended for local Boston reporters, historians, and lay people or tourists interested in learning about the city's grand history."--The Midwest Book Review

"This vivid volume will intrigue the Cabots and the Lodges, American history buffs, and other Bostonians of all stripes."--Northeastern University Magazine

"A fascinating wealth of historical information, and an easy-to-use quick reference especially recommended for local Boston reporters, historians, and lay people or tourists interested in learning about the city's grand history."--Wisconsin Bookwatch

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern (December 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555536204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555536206
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,875,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When In Boston: A Time Line & Almanac is a reference chronology that traces landmark events in Boston year by year, from the 1600's to the present day. Each event is given an iconic category marker to distinguish its nature at an immediate glance, from hallmarks of social change, crimes, or disasters to events pertaining to religion, education, politics, sports and recreation, and much more. Vintage black-and-white photographs or reproductions of famous paintings illustrate this survey, and an index allows for swift lookup of pivotal events in Boston's history. A fascinating wealth of historical information, and an easy-to-use quick reference especially recommended for local Boston reporters, historians, and lay people or tourists interested in learning about the city's grand history.
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I did take advice from the two reviews when deciding to take this book. This book turned out to be just what I was looking for - a gathering of "events" marking time - from beginning to present - in the city of Boston. I was particularly interested in the old photographs and wished the author had inserted more of them - as this added immense value to the written word and enhanced the historical experience. Almost every historical accounting where old photographs or prints are used seems to contain different selections - even when writing of similar events and I find the visuals very important.

Further, it gives the reader an idea or two about places to visit while there - perhaps unintentionally, but it was a measure I took from it as I was on a family tree search at the time. Book recommended as an excellent source for a "cut to the chase", solid research of history of the City. I'm sure Bostonians could come up with a correction here and there and I did find the "elected governors" slightly confusing by his wording use of "elected again" when it would seem otherwise, but that was minor.
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This book is a series of paragraphs about events in Boston history, organized chronologically. Each entry then also has an icon for its category: sports, politics, etc. It's a setup conducive to browsing, and the selection of entries is very well balanced.
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This is the place to go for every question you ever wanted to ask about Boston's history.Accurate and deatiled there is simply nothng else like it!
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