Boston at Its Best

Boston at Its Best

Boston's most celebrated photographer offers her finest new color images of the city in a handy paperback format.

Fodor's Boston

Fodor's Boston

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. There's history and culture around every bend in Boston--skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide first-time visitors, as well as returning visitors, will discover all of Beantown's old and new charms. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as USS Constitution, Boston Public Garden, The Museum of Fine Arts, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Harbor Islands, Harvard University and Mount Auburn Cemetary · Side Trips from Boston including Northwest of Boston, The North Shore and South of Boston · Coverage of Beacon Hill; Boston Common and the Old West End; Government Center and the North End; Charlestown; Downtown Boston; Back Bay and the South End; The Fenway; Boston Outskirts; Cambridge Planning to visit more of New England? Check out Fodor's travel guide to New England.

Bourbon at its Best

The Lore and Allure of America's Finest Spirits

Bourbon at its Best

Whether they drink it straight, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails, Americans love their bourbon. Bourbon at Its Best is the most comprehensive guide to this drink available, with detailed descriptions of these elixirs, from the tried and true ways in which they are made to the amazing range of flavors they deliver. Bourbon at Its Best reveals the flavorful history of this red-white-and-blue spirit, from its rural origins as "corn likker" to its rough- and- tumble days as moonshine to its downright genteel status as a premium liquor. Readers will find out what makes bourbon different from other whiskeys of the world and how to truly savor all of its better qualities. They'll experience the magic of bourbon-making first-hand, traveling to classic distilleries in America's heartland. Perfect for both newcomers and connoisseurs, Bourbon at Its Best is an entertaining, informative tour of this intoxicating world.

Your Voice at Its Best

Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice, Fifth Edition

Your Voice at Its Best

Freedom, ease, and power in song and speech for singers, public speakers, executives, and actors! Now in the Fifth Edition, this straightforward, clearly written guide presents David Blair McCloskys highly acclaimed techniques for developing and mastering a more perfect voice as well as rehabilitating voices that have suffered abuse. McCloskys methods, proven effective for more than 50 years, have been used by voice teachers, voice students, and speech pathologists as well as singers, actors, public speakers, executives, salespeople, ministers, broadcasters, and others whose voice use is significant in their lifeincluding the late President John F. Kennedy. Practicing McCloskys full range of techniques ensures that individuals can be the caretakers of their own voice and achieve maximum quality and fitness.

The Rough Guide to Boston

The Rough Guide to Boston

The Rough Guide to Boston is the ultimate travel guide to this historic city. Seek out Boston's highlights with detailed information on everything from Fenway Park's "Green Monster" to the purple windowpanes of Beacon Hill. Spot the grasshopper weathervane on top of Faneuil Hall. Savour the city's best ice cream and lobster rolls. Walk in the footsteps of revolutionaries. Discover it all with up-to-date descriptions and maps pinpointing Boston's best hotels, eateries, drinking spots and shops. The Rough Guide to Boston also includes two full-colour sections documenting the city's zealous relationship with sports, plus a guide to Yankee cooking and eats. For out-of-city diversions, there is an additional in-depth chapter on the beach region of Cape Cod and the islands. Explore every corner of this engaging city with insider tips and illuminating photographs designed to help make your journey a uniquely memorable one. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Boston.

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

Too Many Men on the Ice

The 1978-1979 Boston Bruins and the Most Famous Penalty in Hockey History

Too Many Men on the Ice

 Entering the 1978–1979 season, the Boston Bruins had been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League for more than a decade. Yet they could not shake the postseason jinx the Montreal Canadiens held over them—the Habs had ousted them in 13 consecutive playoff series going back to 1940s. The Bruins wanted one more shot at their nemeses, after coming up short in both the 1977 and 1978 Stanley Cup finals. They got their chance in the semifinal round. Led by the colorful but embattled coach Don Cherry, the underdog Bruins played seven heart-stopping games. Victory seemed within their grasp but was snatched away with an untimely penalty in the final minutes of game seven. The author looks back at the season from opening night at Boston Garden to the catastrophic conclusion at the Montreal Forum, with detailed accounts of the semifinal games and a post-mortem of the infamous bench penalty.

Phantom Gourmet Guide to Boston's Best Restaurants 2008

Phantom Gourmet Guide to Boston's Best Restaurants 2008

The Phantom Serves up the Best of Boston and Beyond Do you eat food? Then follow these simple instructions for finding great meals everywhere from the North End to the North Shore, including standout restaurants in Rhode Island, Cape Cod, and even southern New Hampshire and southern Maine: 1. Buy this book. 2. Go to the table of contents on p. iii. 3. Select a location or a type of restaurant. 4. Read reviews of the Phantom Gourmet's eight favorite restaurants in that category. 5. Enjoy an unforgettable meal, and don't forget to tell them the Phantom sent you! The Phantom Gourmet Guide to Boston's Best Restaurants is the ultimate guide to finding good eats in Boston and New England.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.