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Boston Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff

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Whether you're a born-and-raised Bostonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Boston Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Bruce Gellerman and Erik Sherman take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of Beantown. Meet the Puritans, who fled Europe to escape religious persecution and then set up gallows to hang those with different religious beliefs.Say "Holy mackerel!" to the Sacred Cod suspended over the entrance to the Massachusetts House of Representatives chamber.Give John ...
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Overview

Whether you're a born-and-raised Bostonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Boston Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Bruce Gellerman and Erik Sherman take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of Beantown. Meet the Puritans, who fled Europe to escape religious persecution and then set up gallows to hang those with different religious beliefs.Say "Holy mackerel!" to the Sacred Cod suspended over the entrance to the Massachusetts House of Representatives chamber.Give John Hancock a hand—he could use one, for his famous name-signing appendage was stolen by grave robbers soon after he was interred.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748419
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 408,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Sherman is an independent writer and photographer who covers business, food, technology, books, media, and any good story that lends itself to narrative. His by-lined work has appeared in such places as the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, and USA Weekend. Bruce Gellerman is an internationally reknown jounalist who has taught journalism around the world, including in Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Sierre Leone, and Uganda. He has received more than 40 journalism awards.
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