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Inside the Combat Zone

In this expertly crafted history, veteran reporter Stephanie Schorow teases out the issues that gave rise to this controversial neighborhood, giving voice to the colorful players who sought to tame or profit from the sleaze snaking its way through downtown Boston.  At turns comic and tragic, Schorow introduces us to the political architects, exotic dancers, wise guys, and residents brought together by the adult entertainment district—a five-acre neighborhood the city engineered to contain the very porno plague it wanted to eliminate. For those who lived in, worked in, or frequented this notorious area, the Combat Zone is more than a distant memory—it was a life-altering adventure. 

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