Title: Photographic “Images of America: Westwood” book released
Author: Staff Writer
Publisher: Westwood Wicked Local
A reprinting of the book “Images of America: Westwood” for the Westwood Historical Society is now available. The author, Maureen Taylor, has autographed the books which are for sale at Décor and More, 655 High St., Westwood. They also have the Westwood Historical Society’s seal.
The Westwood Historical Society worked with Maureen to produce a Westwood issued of the “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing. The goal of the publisher is to produce a book for every town in America; or if the town is small, then publish a regional issue. Arcadia Publishing, established in 1993, is the leading local history publisher in the United States and is best known for the “Images” series which chronicles the history of communities from Bangor, Maine, to Manhattan Beach, California. With more than two hundred vintage black-and –white photographs, each title celebrates a town or region, bringing to life, the people, places, and events that define the community.
Acadia also publishes other series such as Images of Rail, Images of Sports, Images of Baseball, Black America, Postcard History and other areas of historical interest. Many of Westwood’s neighboring towns have also had books published by Arcadia.
The Westwood publication is popular for residents’ own reading or for gift giving.
Maureen Taylor was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s October 12, 2007 edition for her work as a “photo detective.” The Journal wrote, “With millions of Americans obsessively tracing their roots, Ms. Taylor has emerged as the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.” What a recommendation to buy her book featuring Westwood.
For more information contact the Westwood Historical Society at 781-326-5334 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.