East Of Boston

Author: Stephanie Schorow
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625843836
Size: 15,54 MB
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For the traveler who might not have a yacht--just a sense of humor and a spirit of adventure--Stephanie Schorow proves you can still embark on a voyage through the Boston Harbor Islands. A practical guide, complete with camping tips and driving directions, East of Boston's droll travelogue takes the measure of these gloriously wild Edens all within sight of the city's skyline. Join Schorow around a campfire for some friendly conversation about pirate treasure, elusive foxes, cross-dressing ghosts, flying Santas and a strange era of spontaneously combusting garbage dumps. And if you are truly brave, perhaps take a sip of the park ranger's "Sumac-ade."

The Islands Of Boston Harbor

Author: Edward Rowe Snow
Editor: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1933212853
Size: 19,48 MB
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"A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for the Boston Post wrote, ""Mr. Snow has the gift of making his subject vivid and personal in its anecdotal touches . . . It is a volume of chatty yet dignified essays, with many a light touch brought in."" This centennial edition contains the complete 1971 text, with annotations by Jeremy D'Entremont to bring the information up to date."

Inside The Combat Zone

Author: Stephanie Schorow
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493050893
Size: 19,67 MB
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Boston has always been known for its stiff character. So how did this great New England city become home to one of the largest and most notorious adult entertainment districts in the nation? In this expertly crafted history, veteran reporter Stephanie Schorow teases out the issues that created this controversial neighborhood, giving voice to the players who sought to tame or profit from the sleaze snaking its way through Boston. At turns comic and tragic, Schorow introduces us to the politicians, exotic dancers, and wise guys, and residents brought together by the adult entertainment district—a five-acre neighborhood the city engineered to contain the very porno plague it wanted to eliminate. (Meet the nun-turned-attorney who advocated for the First Amendment rights of adult bookstores, a dancer called “the thinking man's stripper,” and Boston's unofficial city censor.) For these people and thousands of others, the Combat Zone is more than a memory—it was a life-altering adventure.

Notes From The Back Of The Clipboard

Author: Michael Brackett
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1606932535
Size: 14,22 MB
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Notes From The Back of the Clipboard contains a variety of anecdotes about experiences the author encountered during his life and the lessons he learned from those experiences. The anecdotes include growing up as a child, running a cattle ranch, operating a historic tug boat, managing an international consulting business, holding a variety of management positions, emergency service work (fire rescue, medical, law enforcement), a multitude of recreational activities, and raising three boys. The anecdotes come from simply observing people in the act of being themselves. Some anecdotes are funny, some are heart warming, some are serious, and some are sad, but they are all facts of life. Each anecdote presents a lively story that ends with a message for the reader. These anecdotes provide the reader a fresh perspective on life and may refresh experiences the reader had that could lead to a more rewarding and fulfilling life.

Laws Of The United States Of America From The 4th Of March 1827 To The 3d Of March 1833

Size: 18,56 MB
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A Popular History Of The United States

Author: William Cullen Bryant
Size: 18,28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The New England Gazetteer

Author: John Hayward
Editor: Heritage Books
ISBN: 9780788400032
Size: 14,23 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 314