Handy Boston Answer Book

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Whether it's called Beantown, The Olde Towne, Titletown, The Cradle of Liberty, The Athens of America, The Puritan City, The City on a Hill, or any of its other obscure or oft-repeated nicknames, Boston has a long and varied history. Its universitie…
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    Whether it's called Beantown, The Olde Towne, Titletown, The Cradle of Liberty, The Athens of America, The Puritan City, The City on a Hill, or any of its other obscure or oft-repeated nicknames, Boston has a long and varied history. Its universities and hospitals lead the nation, and its sports teams, politicians, and colloquialisms continue to captivate. Exploring this citys fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, The Handy Boston Answer Book takes an in-depth look at one of America's oldest major cities.Learn about the citys founding by Puritan settlers, the Boston Massacre, the Great Fire, the opening of the T, the busing desegregation strife, the Big Dig, the local sports fanatics, ethnic enclaves, and the surrounding suburbs, notable sons and daughters, and more are all packed into this comprehensive guide to the city of Boston. Through facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky, it answers 1,200 fascinating questions, including What cities and towns comprise the Greater Boston region? What do Samuel Adams, James Taylor, Benjamin Franklin, and Taylor Schilling have in common? Are Tonics and Whoopie Pies available at most Spas? What do the colored lights on top of the old Hancock signal?

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
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    PDF
    Utgivelsesår
    2016
    Forlag
    Visible Ink Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781578596164
    Sider
    432

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