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Spotlight on: Discover Boston by Bob Cushing


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Discover Boston by Bob Cushing Bob Cushing, Discover Boston: Beantown's Untold Stories

Bob Cushing has crammed a boatload of Boston information into Discover Boston's seventy pages. Boston history, trivia and tidbits, and other interesting facts galore. In fact, there is so much to read about Boston in Discover Boston that, even given its short length, it is not a quick read. But then this is not a book you settle down with in front of a fire. It is an informational and educational book; a practical book; a book with a lot to digest. In fact, it is probably the most useful book a traveller to Boston interested in the city's past and present could purchase.

Cushing covers all the major areas of Boston starting with an overview of the city and going alphabetically from Back Bay to the Waterfront. Along the way he gives the reader the history behind such famous landmarks as the Old North Church, the Haymarket, the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party, and the misconceptions behind Bunker Hill. He also covers such modern icons as the Citgo sign, Filene's Basement, and Macy's Department Store, making sure not to leave out important items like South Station and the MBTA.

Discover Boston is such a fountain of information, in easy capsule form, that I can only touch the surface here. The subjects are categorized by area but there is also a helpful index in case you can't remember what part of Boston was affected by the Molasses Tragedy, or who exactly Thomas Child was.

It's inexpensive, conveniently sized to fit easily into a travel bag--thus perfect for travellers who like the city's famous walking tours--and especially useful for history or trivia buffs. Buy Discover Boston and learn all of "Beantown's Untold Stories."





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