Brookline, Allston-Brighton and the Renewal of Boston

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In the aftermath of the Civil War and the Great Boston Fire of 1872, those who would rebuild Boston looked to new ground in Brookline and Allston-Brighton. The two towns were invited to join Boston, but only Allston-Brighton accepted. The decisions and subsequent growth of these communities, along with Boston's decline and fall during the same period, are told in a fast-paced story by local historian Ted Clarke. Learn about James Michael Curley's lasting impact on Boston as the city's mayor and of John Collins's collaboration with Edward Logue in their efforts to create a "New Boston." Travel with Clarke as he takes a look back at the fascinating events that shaped the character of these historic communities.
ISBN: 9781609491857
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 47
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted Clarke's passion is history, especially Boston history and that of areas around Boston. He is currently working on his twelfth book, most of which are on local history or figure skating, in which he was a judge and national administrator. After years of teaching and journalism and three master's degrees, Clarke is "somewhat" retired but still spends a solid part of each day at his writing vocation. "I feel as though I've never retired, and yet I'm doing something I love to do, " he says. "I've always enjoyed using words and telling stories, and here I do both. If you read my writing, I want you to get the story clearly but also enjoy the way it's told." He has a forthcoming book from The History Press called South of Boston, part of a brace of books called "From Cape to Cape, " which is in the works. He and his wife, Mary, live in the town of Weymouth, south of Boston, where he serves as chair of the historical commission. He has written and narrated five television productions on town history, winning, in 2010, the Massachusetts Historic Commission's award for his program on historic preservation. He also gives frequent talks, which may be arranged through The History Press.
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