Great histories of Boston and/or the American Revolution?
September 23, 2013 11:39 AM Subscribe
I recently moved to the Boston area, and realized that I don't know anything about it, or the main period that it's famous for. Please recommend me some non-fiction page-turners.
posted by Beardman to education (17 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for any and all of the following:
1. A good comprehensive history, from settlement to the present day. (Not a coffee table book.)
2. A good history of the American Revolution--think the equivalent of James McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom"
, i.e. a serious and credible but readable narrative history.
3. Any more specific history books about particular important events in the city's history.