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Building Boston: Stories of Architectural and Engineering Feats

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Building Boston: Stories of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Ted Clarke

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Take an expertly guided tour of Boston’s historic landmarks and epic past. Follow the history of the Boston Marathon and the architectural gems that grace the Copley Square/Back Bay area where the race ends. Take a deep dive into the subway dig. Learn how fabled landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted figured out how to put a salt marsh inside the city to prevent flooding, paving the way for today’s green ribbon of parks. Interwoven with anecdotes about landmarks such as the Boston Common, the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park, and the Esplanade are observations about the character of a city that took the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in stride. Perfect for both armchair reading and for use as a unique visitors’ guide.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 144 color and b/w photos | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351129 | Binding: hard cover

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Ted Clarke has written 21 books, holds three masters degrees, is a frequent public speaker, and has narrated five television programs on history, one of which won a Massachusetts Historical Commission award. He has also been a teacher and a leader of a historical commission and two major figure-skating organizations. Clarke administers a Facebook page to which he contributes daily articles of historical interest. He lives in the Boston area with his wife Mary.