Good Night Boston

  • Auteur: Adam Gamble
  • ISBN: 1602199000
  • Date de sortie: 2011-11-04
  • Collection: Good Night Books
  • Total Download: 2087
  • Total Read: 8032

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Come explore one of America’s most historic cities—and don’t forget to park the car at Harvard Yard! From Faneuil Hall to Fenway Park, young readers delight in recognizing their most cherished sites and landmarks including Old Ironsides, Boston Tea Party Ships, Swan Boats, Old North Church, Museum of Fine Arts, the Make Way for Ducklings statue, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and more.

The Jews of Boston

  • Auteur: Jonathan D. Sarna
  • ISBN: 9780300107876
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Yale University Press
  • Total Download: 9165
  • Total Read: 4815

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Published on the 350th anniversary of the first Jews to arrive in America, this comprehensive history of the Jews of Boston is now available in a revised and updated paperback edition. The stunning work combines illuminating essays by distinguished Jewish historians with 110 rare photographs to trace the community from its tentative beginnings in colonial Boston through its emergence in the twentieth century as one of the most influential and successful Jewish communities in America. The volume also presents fascinating information about Boston’s synagogues and Jewish neighborhoods as well as the evolution of Jewish culture in Boston and the United States.Praise for the previous edition:“The writing is engaging and lucid, and the superb, profuse illustrations enhance the text. While numerous community histories have been published, this volume is in a class by itself--and will set the standard for all future works of this kind.”—Library Journal“For those of us who grew up with anecdotes of what being a Jew was like in, say, the South End in 1910, or in Roxbury or Chelsea in 1920, this history, collected in one place for the first time, fills in the blanks. It gives us the context for our inherited folk tales.”—Alan Lupo, Boston Globe

North of Boston

  • Auteur: Elisabeth Elo
  • ISBN: 1101631708
  • Date de sortie: 2014-01-23
  • Collection: Penguin
  • Total Download: 4353
  • Total Read: 7406

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“A gripping and unorthodox thriller, packed with intriguing characters and unexpected twists.” —Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of Nine Inches Like Smilla’s Sense of Snow combined with the best of Dennis Lehane, North of Boston is a dark and deeply atmospheric thriller with a sharp-witted, tough-talking heroine readers will be clamoring to meet again. Boston-bred Pirio Kasparov is out on her friend Ned’s fishing boat when a freighter rams into them, dumping them both into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours before being rescued. Ned is not so lucky. Pirio can’t shake the feeling that what happened was no accident, a suspicion seconded by her cynical Russian-immigrant father. And when Pirio teams up with the unlikeliest of partners, she begins unraveling a terrifying plot that leads to the frozen reaches of the Canadian arctic, where she confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.

Radio Free Boston

  • Auteur: Carter Alan
  • ISBN: 1555537294
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: UPNE
  • Total Download: 5251
  • Total Read: 9834

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The definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation

New Boston

  • Auteur: New Boston Historical Society (New Boston, N.H.)
  • ISBN: 9780738535135
  • Date de sortie: 2004-01-01
  • Collection: Arcadia Publishing
  • Total Download: 1972
  • Total Read: 5995

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For nearly two hundred fifty years, New Boston has been a wonderful combination of pioneering and industrious spirit, New England traditions, and picturesque landscape. This book describes the unique heritage of the Molly Stark Cannon; bicentennial homesteads that doubled as summer tourist destinations; natural oddities such as Frog Rock; and man-made sites such as an old military bombing range that is now used to track satellites. Why was New Boston known as the Gravity Center of the World? How did a single farm once supply the largest hotels in Boston with meat and dairy products? Historic photographs reveal a town steeped in tradition-on the farm; at work, school, or play; and during prosperous and troubled times.

King s Handbook of Boston

  • Auteur: Moses King
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1881
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 6410
  • Total Read: 8298

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Includes 2 heliotype and 2 Albertype illustrations from photographs in Boston, and 1 uncredited collotype. "Includes short histories of Ford, Osgood, and Prang. Prang building illustrated with a line drawing. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston produced the plates."--Hanson collection catalog, p. 70-71.

The Book of Lists

  • Auteur: David Wallechinsky
  • ISBN: 0307366170
  • Date de sortie: 2012-11-13
  • Collection: Seal Books
  • Total Download: 4214
  • Total Read: 1683

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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians From the Paperback edition.
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