It Happened in Boston

Book Description

From a witch hanging on Boston Common to the first time two brides legally walked down the aisle together, It Happened in Boston offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Beantown.

Learn about the incredible, 300-mile journey that led to the British evacuation of Boston in 1776. Meet the heroic soldiers of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth, the first African-American regiment to take up arms in the Civil War. And read the rap sheets of Boston’s most notorious criminals, including the slippery thieves who stripped $300 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Step off the Freedom Trail to explore lesser-known landscapes in Boston's history. A city of statesmen and scoundrels, freedom fighters and reactionaries, innovators and iconoclasts, "The Hub" comes alive in twenty-seven colorful stories.

About Clinger, Julia

Julia Clinger has written exhaustively about Boston for publications both local and national.