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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - History - 144 pages
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Boston is one of America’s very first cities, a place wonderfully rich in history and culture. From the Arnold Arboretum to Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park to the Old North Church (made famous in Longfellow’s poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”), see the town as it once was and as it is today. Visit the African Meeting House, a center for the 19th century Black community and now a museum. Relax in Boston Common, the oldest urban park in the U.S. where men once fought duels; it remains the green heart of the city with a skating rink and bandstand. Go through transformed neighborhoods like Roxbury and Beacon Hill, Boston’s many universities, and the houses of the great statesmen--some of which have been beautifully restored.


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Jeffrey Hantover has written extensively on social issues, art, and culture for international publications, and his poetry has been published in several U.S. literary journals. He lived in Hong Kong for more than a decade and resides with his wife in New York City.

Gilbert King has written about U.S. Supreme Court history for the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post", and is a featured contributor to "Smithsonian" magazine's history blog, "Past Imperfect". He is the author of "The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South". He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

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