Boston: a topographical history

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 1968 - History - 299 pages
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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION In this urbane and delightful book, Walter Muir Whitehill follows the course of Boston's history, describing the changing face of the city and the society that changed with it, through more than three hundred years. This edition includes a chapter describing the major changes of the city since 1958, as well as new pictures. Generously illustrated, written with a knowledge of and affection for a great city that are visible on every page, this book speaks equally to those who know Boston well and those who are discovering the city for the first time.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Combined with Kevin Lynch's Image of the City this book gives a good introduction to Boston's development which was literally raised out of the water. How small the city was up to the mid 19th century ... Read full review


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The late Walter Muir Whitehill was the Director of the Boston Athenaeum.