Brockton Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series) by James E. Benson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Brockton Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

Brockton Revisited, Massachusetts (Images of America Series)

by James E. Benson
     
 

Brockton, the "City of Champions," earned this title through its fame for championship sports teams and its most famous hometown sports hero, undefeated boxing heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. The city was home to many more champions,

ranging from great shoe industry barons, such as George E. Keith and William L. Douglas, to the immigrants who worked behind

Overview


Brockton, the "City of Champions," earned this title through its fame for championship sports teams and its most famous hometown sports hero, undefeated boxing heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. The city was home to many more champions,

ranging from great shoe industry barons, such as George E. Keith and William L. Douglas, to the immigrants who worked behind the shoe bench and the entrepreneurs who followed the shoe industry, making Brockton a world center of shoe manufacturing. Established as a city in 1881, Brockton was progressive and proud as the 20th century dawned. Brockton Revisited takes readers through the city's pinnacle of prestige and power and an idyllic time in history in the 1950s and 1960s. Many photographs were taken by Stanley Bauman; they tell the story of those fun-filled postwar days and chronicle Brockton's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738576688
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
598,045
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


James E. Benson is the past president of the Brockton Historical Society, a lifelong resident of the Brockton area, and a local historian. In Brockton Revisited, he captures scenes from the city's past by drawing on vintage images from private, public, and institutional resources.

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