Title: The Hub: Boston Past and Present
Publisher: Northeastern University Press, Boston, Mass.
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
First printing, full number line. Book is square and unmarked; spine and wraps are uncreased. Mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005552
Synopsis: From the Revolutionary War to the Big Dig, Boston and its people have played a colorful and often controversial role in shaping the nation's political, economic, and cultural landscape. In this sweeping history of the Hub's rich heritage, Thomas H. O'Connor reveals an ever-changing and resilient city that has adapted to many significant upheavals without losing its distinct personality. Filled with dramatic local events as well as intriguing characters, this engaging account evokes the spirit and soul of Boston, both yesterday and today.
About the Author: Thomas H. O'Connor is University Historian and Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston College. He is the author of numerous books on Boston's history, including Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People; Civil War Boston: Home Front and Battlefield; The Boston Irish: A Political History; Building a New Boston: Politics and Urban Renewal, 1950-1979; and South Boston: My Home Town-The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood, all published by Northeastern University Press. A native of South Boston, he now lives in Braintree, Massachusetts.
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