The Decline and Rebirth of a Great World City.
In a city as influential, old, and diverse as Boston, its rich history can read like a novel. Such is the case with this new book from community organizer Russ Lopez. Starting with the twilight years of the reign of Mayor Curley, this book covers it all—the busing crisis, the rise of Mayor Menino, the saga of the Big Dig, the Boston Marathon bombing—and more, across the city’s neighborhoods. It describes how what was once the poorest city in the United States became a global economic powerhouse and what was gained and lost in this transition. This is the story of the “dirty old” Boston we grew up in. Makes a great gift for current and former Bostonians!