Boston Strong: A City's Triumph over Tragedy

Boston Strong: A City's Triumph over Tragedy

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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 facts—and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611685596
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 713,581
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

Stephen Puleo

“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.”

David Maraniss

“Boston Strong combines tireless research with vivid and panoramic storytelling. The horror of a day, the honor of a city — both perfectly conveyed.”

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

“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.”

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