Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | January 23, 2015

    Paula Hawkins: IMG Five Memorable Train Journeys



    Some train journeys I don't remember. Thankfully not for the same reasons as the protagonist of The Girl on the Train — in my case, I was... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
6 Remote Warehouse Americana- General

More copies of this ISBN

A Short History of Boston

by

A Short History of Boston Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Until 2004 and the publication of "A Short History of Boston," there was no good short history of the city of Boston, not in print anyway. With economy and style, Dr. Robert Allison brings Boston history alive, from the Puritan theocracy of the seventeenth century to the Big Dig of the twenty-first. His book includes a wealth of illustrations, a lengthy chronology of the key events in four centuries of Boston history, and twenty short profiles of exceptional Bostonians, from founder John Winthrop to heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan, from "heretic" Anne Hutchinson to Russian-American author Mary Antin. Says the Provincetown Arts, "A first-rate short history of the city, lavishly illustrated, lovingly written, and instantly the best book of its kind."

Synopsis:

A heavily illustrated brief history of Boston, from its earliest days to the present. Includes profiles of famous Bostonians, chronology, and index.

Synopsis:

"Until 2004 and the publication of ""A Short History of Boston,"" there was no good short history of the city of Boston, not in print anyway. With economy and style, Dr. Robert Allison brings Boston history alive, from the Puritan theocracy of the seventeenth century to the Big Dig of the twenty-first. His book includes a wealth of illustrations, a lengthy chronology of the key events in four centuries of Boston history, and twenty short profiles of exceptional Bostonians, from founder John Winthrop to heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan, from ""heretic"" Anne Hutchinson to Russian-American author Mary Antin. Says the Provincetown Arts, ""A first-rate short history of the city, lavishly illustrated, lovingly written, and instantly the best book of its kind."" "

About the Author

Robert J. Allison is chairman of the history department of Suffolk University in Boston and teaches courses in American Constitutional history and the history of Boston at Harvard Extension School. He lives in South Boston and summers in Provincetown on Cape Cod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781889833477
Author:
Allison, Robert J.
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Author:
Aloisi, James
Author:
Allison, Robert
Location:
Beverly, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Short Histories
Series Volume:
Nr. 87
Publication Date:
20040214
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100, black-and-white
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.28 in 8.7 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Cape Cod (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau) Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Enduring Shore: A History of... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  3. A Great Improvisation: Franklin,...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Land's End: A Walk Through...
    Used Hardcover $3.95
  5. The Eight
    Used Mass Market $2.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Massachusetts
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
History and Social Science » World History » General

A Short History of Boston New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 128 pages Commonwealth Editions - English 9781889833477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A heavily illustrated brief history of Boston, from its earliest days to the present. Includes profiles of famous Bostonians, chronology, and index.
"Synopsis" by , "Until 2004 and the publication of ""A Short History of Boston,"" there was no good short history of the city of Boston, not in print anyway. With economy and style, Dr. Robert Allison brings Boston history alive, from the Puritan theocracy of the seventeenth century to the Big Dig of the twenty-first. His book includes a wealth of illustrations, a lengthy chronology of the key events in four centuries of Boston history, and twenty short profiles of exceptional Bostonians, from founder John Winthrop to heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan, from ""heretic"" Anne Hutchinson to Russian-American author Mary Antin. Says the Provincetown Arts, ""A first-rate short history of the city, lavishly illustrated, lovingly written, and instantly the best book of its kind."" "
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.