Quinn_Cars_ResentAh fathers. They love to tell you how great things were when they were younger. The cars, the shops, the clothes. Modern times just can’t live up to their memories of what life was like “back then.”

If your dad is longing for the good old days, Jim Botticelli’s Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition is the perfect gift for him this Father’s Day. The book is a gorgeous, photographic history of Boston from the 1940s to the 1980s, a time when Boston was at her grittiest, her grimiest, and to some, her best.

Dirty Old Boston Cover ImageDad will be able to see the streets as they were when he was growing up. The triple deckers and classic cars. The construction, traffic, music, and clothes. Give him a slice of his past and he will spend hours pouring over photos and reminiscing about what he and your mom were up to before you came along.

With Dirty Old Boston, you’ll create a new memory while helping him relive old ones.

You can find Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition on Amazon.com, Union Park Press, at Barnes and Noble, or at your local independent book seller, including:  Newbury ComicsHarvard Book StorePapercuts, JPBrookline BooksmithPorter Square BooksSault New EnglandNew England Mobile Book Fair, or the Museum of Fine Arts gift shop.