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Eden on the Charles

The Making of Boston

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$19.50 • £15.95 • €17.50

ISBN 9780674416833

Publication Date: 10/06/2014

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384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Prologue: To Build a City
  • 1. Enclosing the Common
  • 2. Constructing Water
  • 3. Inventing the Suburbs
  • 4. Making the Harbor
  • 5. Recreating the Wilderness
  • Epilogue: The City Complete
  • Note on Boston Common Petitions
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 Abel Wolman Award, Public Works Historical Society
  • Finalist, 2011 Julia Ward Howe Prize, Boston Authors Club
  • Honor Book, 2011 Historic New England Book Prize, Historic New England
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Kenneth Jackson Award, Urban History Association
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