Chronicles of Old Boston: Exploring New England's Historic Capital, by Charles Bahne
Discover one of America's most historic cities through twenty-eight dramatic true stories spanning Boston's four-hundred-year history and walking tours of the city's historic neighborhoods. Essays explore the major historic events from the founding of "the city on the hill," to the Boston Tea Party and the ride of Paul Revere, to the establishment of the Red Sox and Fenway Park. Learn how Boston became the financial center of the country, discover the Great Molasses Flood, and walk in the steps of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Boston's historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
- Sidebars ranging from greatest MIT pranks to the forgotten hero of Paul Revere’s famous ride
- Included: John Hancock, Paul Revere, Charles Bulfinch, Babe Ruth, Alexander Graham Bell, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Kennedys and many more…
- Detailed timeline of historical events
- Includes 8 neighborhood walking tours of historic sites
- Appeals to history buffs, Boston residents and Boston tourists alike
- Complete index
288 pages, Paperback, 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
About the Author
Charles Bahne is a Boston historian, tour guide, and author of The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail. He graduated from MIT with a major in urban studies and planning, focusing on urban history and tourism. He has worked in some of the city's historic sites and museums as a seasonal park ranger with Boston National Historical Park and has taught many Exploritas programs about Boston and its role in the American Revolution.