Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy reports all the factsand so much more. Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones. With their extensive reporting, writing experience, and deep ties to the Boston area, Sherman and Wedge create the perfect match of story, place, and authors. If you’re only going to read one book on this tragic but uplifting story, this is it.
|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
CASEY SHERMAN is considered one of America’s preeminent true-crime authors and investigative journalists. His books include The Finest Hours (now in production as a major motion picture for Walt Disney Pictures), Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin, Search for the Strangler (in development at FOX Television), and Bad Blood. A finalist for the Massachusetts Book of the Year honors and the prestigious New Hampshire Literary Awards nonfiction prize, Sherman has been a featured guest on NBC’s Today Show and Dateline; CBS’s The Early Show, 48 Hours and the CBS Evening News; ABC World News Tonight, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Discovery, The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, and The View. DAVE WEDGE is journalist and former top investigative journalist for the Boston Herald. He has won awards for his reporting from Ground Zero, the Rhode Island nightclub fire, and the Boston Marathon bombings. A Boston College graduate, he has written for Esquire and has been a guest on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CBS, ABC’s Good Morning America, and E! True Hollywood Story.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Mayor Martin J. Walsh • Patriots’ Day • Murder in Waltham • Easy Money • Safe Haven • Joy on Boylston Street • Dagestan • Calm Before the Storm • Terror Strikes • Fire at Forum • Under Siege • Saving Lives • Taking Command • Keeler’s Ghosts • A Family’s Anguish • Citizen Soldiers • The Flame Is Kindled • Traitors • War in Watertown • The Lockdown • Captured • Sharing the Blame • Field of Dreams • The Deserted Island • The New Normal • From Finish Line to Finish Line • Authors’ Note • Notes
What People are Saying About This
“Sherman and Wedge skillfully and honestly tell this most compelling story through the eyes of the people who have inspired us the most . . . and have overcome so much since.”
“Compulsively readable. . . . Sherman and Wedge’s loyalty to true storytelling drew me in, touched me, shocked me with new information, [and] helped me understand this day for what it was: a day where every single person was trying to help someone else. This is how this day should be remembered.”
“Boston Strong combines tireless research with vivid and panoramic storytelling. The horror of a day, the honor of a city both perfectly conveyed.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading Boston Strong, I not only wanted to cry for all the victims of this awful tragedy that rocked our country almost 2years ago, but it also inspired me to be a better person than I find myself. The details that I did not know from when this all happened shocked me and left me wanting to read more. I felt the pain for the families and the first responders so desperately wanting to help and for the worry they had for themselves as well. As a mother, My heart broke right along with the Richards when they found Martin in the street. I for one could not go on without my son. The writing was absolutely superb and I found myself wanting more and the need to follow the victims and everyone for time there forward. Highly recommended reading! Amy Gariepy in Blackstone, Massachusetts
Just finished reading this book . I will never forget the day my wife and I stood a few feet from Jeff Baumann in front of Marathon Sports . The recapture of that day written in this book is spot-on.