(by title)

Boston / American History / Social History

Always Something Doing

A look at the notorious place that was demolished in 1961 to clear the way for the Government Center urban renewal project.
Kruh, David; O'Connor, Thomas H., foreword

Art / Architecture / Boston

Boston Beheld

Boston seen anew through historical paintings
Simons, D. Brenton

True Crime / New England History / Boston

Boston Strong

The story of the Boston Marathon bombing through the eyes of those most intimately affected
Sherman, Casey and Dave Wedge

American History / Boston / New England History

Boston's Histories

This collection is both a tribute to the distinguished work of Thomas H. O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians, and a survey of the best and innovative contemporary work on Boston's diverse histories.
O'Toole, James, ed.; Quigley, David, ed.; O'Connor, Thomas H., afterword.

Urban Studies / American History / Boston

Boston’s Back Bay

A fascinating look at the people, politics, and technology behind the massive landfill project that filled Boston’s Back Bay
Newman, William A. and Wilfred E. Holton


Building A New Boston

O'Connor, Thomas H.

Civil War / New England History / Boston

Civil War Boston

The history of Bostonians and Boston during the Civil War
O'Connor, Thomas H.

American History / Boston / Religion

Evangelicals at a Crossroads

The story of Boston revivalism and social reform
Hartley, Benjamin L.

True Crime / Boston

Final Confession

A chronicle of the daring, meticulously planned, and ingenious high-stakes heists (including the second Brinks robbery in Boston) pulled off by mastermind thief Phil Cresta, a career criminal who was also a master at outwitting police and the FBI
Wallace, Brian P.; Crowley, Bill; Lehane, Dennis, foreword; Geis, Gilbert, intro.

American History / Boston / Women's Studies

Fire and Roses

The shocking story of the night an angry mob burned down a quiet Massachusetts convent -- and the larger story of anti-Papist and anti-feminist sentiment.
Schultz, Nancy Lusignan

Art / Boston

Gertrude Beals Bourne

Lavishly illustrated with color reproductions of Bourne’s beautiful Impressionist watercolors of still life, seascapes, and paintings of flowers and gardens, this book chronicles the artist’s life, times, and artistic style
Howlett, D. Roger; Hills, Patricia, foreword

Boston / Urban Studies / Asian Studies

The Hub

"In The Hub, [O'Connor] synthesizes standard references on the city's development, from its 1630 founding through the 1960s desegregation battles and today's redevelopment." Publishers Weekly
O'Connor, Thomas H.

Landscape Architecture / Historic Preservation / Boston

The Olmsted National Historic Site and the Growth of Historic Landscape Preservation

A contextual history of Massachusetts’ Olmsted National Historic Site
Allen, David Grayson

Music / Irish Studies / History - 20th Century

See You at the Hall

An engaging look at Boston’s golden era of Irish traditional music
Gedutis, Susan

New England History / Museum Studies / Boston

With Éclat

A detailed history of the Boston Athenæum’s historic role in the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Hirayama, Hina

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