Gr 6-10-Written as a guide to Boston as the city prepares to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the end of the American Revolution, this book presents a variety of advice and activities for tourists in a you-are-there writing style. However, the text suffers from some errors, omissions, and odd inclusions. Readers are advised to buy a map by Osgood Carleton, but the year is 1793 and Carleton's first map was published in 1795. The text refers to reading one of the two newspapers available as four-page weeklies, implying that these were the only two available. The Boston Public Library has a variety of local newspapers on microfilm, including the Columbian Centinel, published 1784-1840, and The American Apollo, published 1792-1794. The reproductions, many of them woodcuts, have informative captions, but these captions and the text don't always agree. Still, readers will get a feel for the city during the Revolutionary period and shortly thereafter. The chapters offer a brief history, places to stay and places to eat, major historical landmarks, a walking tour, shopping suggestions, entertainment, and day trips. A number of maps are included, as well as directions for reaching the places on this tour. Primary-source material includes quotes from important people of the day. All in all, this tour is better suited for casual readers than for reports.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.