When Jim Botticelli launched the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page as a salute to the gritty city he once knew, he discovered that thousands of people were equally nostalgic and curious about Boston’s recent past. And for good reason; after World War II, Boston changed rapidly, without apology, for better and worse, and in many ways forever.
The region that defined Yankee ingenuity has a beer heritage in keeping with its character. With Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, Lauren Clark deepens our appreciation for beer and the challenges inherent in creating the perfect pint. Giving voice to the inimitable Yankee spirit that allows New Englanders to faithfully produce some of the best beers in the nation, Clark invites readers to take a giant swig of brewing past and present.
When Karen Covey moved to the South Coast of Massachusetts, she discovered a community of farmers, winemakers, chefs, and fishermen thriving upon its unique coastal geography. Though long known as an extraordinary source of local ingredients for the region’s finest restaurants, few outside the culinary world have discovered the breadth and caliber of ingredients available in this part of the country. That’s about to change…
Schorow serves up a remarkable cocktail representative of Boston’s unique and intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reform.
More than a historic parks handbook, Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces shows how locals are using, creating, and enjoying their urban landscape today. With chapters on the Emerald Necklace, community gardens, venerable botanic gardens, and grand estates, as well as gardens devoted to art, healing, and children, Meg Muckenhoupt has given every resident and visitor to Greater Boston a reason to get outdoors.
This diaper-sized volume is jam packed with the resources and information local parents need—from where to begin when you bring your bundle of joy home, to surviving a New England winter with a toddler as wild as the weather. It’s a must for every new and veteran parent in the hub.
Forget the Swan Boats—the real heart and soul of Boston is found among the fans at Fenway Park, the mobs lining the route of the Boston Marathon, the tailgaters at Boston College, and the crowds celebrating yet another championship for the Pats, Sox, and Celtics. The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Bostonis the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around the Hub.
The history of New England—indeed, the history of the United States—can be experienced first-hand by visiting the homes and estates of the region’s most notable residents. From presidents and war heroes to icons of American literature and the arts, the grace and grandeur of these homes offer a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who shaped our nation.
Complete with activities, daytrips, and family-friendly shopping tips, as well as essentials on museums, theaters, classes and playspaces, North Shore Baby is a must for parents north of Boston. So gather up the kids, grab this trusty field guide, and discover all that Essex County has to offer you and your family!
Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands is an indispensable resource for those who want to uncover the best kept secret in the Northeast. Part history, part travel guide, Christopher Klein has written the most compelling invitation to explore the Boston Harbor Islands national park area to date.