The Boston Freedom Trail: In Words and Pictures

The Boston Freedom Trail: In Words and Pictures


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A moving and informative guidebook and a keepsake worthy of coffee table d display, here is a fully illustrated guide to Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.

Through lyrical paragraphs and poignant black and white images, The Boston Freedom Trail reveals the essence of each site along the Freedom Trail, thereby allowing the reader to be moved and to connect more intimately with the splendor of liberty itself.

Said to be the soul of the city, Boston’s Freedom Trail embodies the remarkable and courageous spirit of America’s unyielding quest for Independence and makes Boston a popular and endearing tourist destination.

Beginning within the elegantly manicured grounds of Boston’s Common, this trail takes an estimated four million visitors a year on a fascinating 2.5-mile walk through its historic sites—sites enveloped within the city itself, and dotted with cafés, restaurants, bars, hotels, and commerce.

In this book, each of these sites, and each name associated with America’s independence, whispers endless stories and inspires great dreams. This city’s captivating past—and that of the entire American experience—can be discovered on each page, making it an absorbing and everlasting book, one dedicated to the absolute beauty and the luminous tradition of freedom.

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ISBN-13: 9781510743779
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Wheeler fondly recalls time spent with his daughters along Boston’s Freedom Trail, from pushing a stroller, to walking hand-in-hand. The rich and fascinating stories evoked by each historic site, as well as the exceptional charm of Boston’s quaint city streets, shops, and restaurants, lured him back again and again, inspiring this sensory and absorbing book. Robert is also the author of Hemingway’s Paris: A Writer’s City in Words and Images and Hemingway’s Havana: A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba. He lives near the sea in New Castle, New Hampshire, with his wife, Meme.

Anna Solo is a photojournalist and documentary storyteller from New York City. Her work with both local and national publications lets her travel back home, but collaborating on this book has allowed her to expand the bounds of her photography. Immersed in the history of the Freedom Trail has led to images that allow the viewer to see into the past while being connected to the present. She enjoys all four New England seasons with her husband, Kenneth, and dog, Brooklyn, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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