by Bob Cushing
Boston is the nation’s oldest city. Originally founded by Native Americans, it later served as a hub of patriotism during the early days of the American Revolution. Many notable figures including Ben Franklin, John Hancock, and Paul Revere resided here. Combine that with an endless collection of historical events and landmarks, and it is easy to understand why Boston is an epitome of American history.
Designed to be read while touring the city, or simply as a casual text for those who love Boston and/or historical trivia, the text features quick historical tidbits and humorous anecdotes, without bogging the reader down in myriad dates or finite details. Mr. Cushing’s writing will appeal to both adults and children as it entertains, educates, and fascinates one about “Beantown.” For example, what is the significance of the Sacred Cod? What was the great Molasses Tragedy? And where was “the center of literary”?
Whether you are a native, newcomer, or visitor, you will enjoy the overview of popular and not-so-known landmarks that make up “Beantown” history. From the people, places, and events, this book will give you the insights on what gives Boston its distinctive flavor. Bob Cushing has penned the quintessential guide to a city steeped in tradition, charm, and uniqueness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Obviously a native Bostonian and current resident of the metro area, Bob Cushing is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and the Data Acquisition Coordinator for The Warren Group.
(2003, paperback, 82 pages)