• June 6, 2010

    A City So Grand is now available

    My fourth book, A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900, is now available. I’m very excited about this book, which is written in the narrative nonfiction style […]

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  • August 6, 2009

    An exciting opportunity for me

    Many who have attended my presentations have suggested that I think about teaching. I’m happy to say that I’m doing more than thinking about it. This fall, I will teach […]

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  • June 12, 2009

    Impressive young students

    I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to several high school groups on a variety of topics. I recently gathered with about 50 or so juniors from Sharon, MA High School […]

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  • May 17, 2009

    North End tours

    As part of the Beverly and Stoughton townwide reading programs, I had the pleasure of conducting tours of the North End. My thanks to the more than 200 people who […]

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  • March 10, 2009

    Dark Tide more popular than ever

    The 90th anniversary of the Boston molasses flood (January 15, 2009) generated a huge resurgence in Dark Tide. The book has always done well, but the first half of 2009 was […]

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