The Resource Boston curiosities : a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between, Ted Clarke, (ebook)

Boston curiosities : a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between, Ted Clarke, (ebook)

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Boston curiosities : a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between
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Boston curiosities
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a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between
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Ted Clarke
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eng
Summary
Boston has been a favorite backdrop for novels, films and television series, but some of the best stories about the city are true ones. Historian Ted Clarke explores these stories both the familiar and the obscure that have earned Boston such epithets as 'the epicenter of American crime fiction', 'the cradle of liberty' and 'the ice cream capital of the world'. The fifteen-foot tidal wave of molasses that roared down Commercial Street in 1919 is one of the more famous legends. Lesser known, but equally stunning, is the case of Albert Tirrell, who in 1845 murdered his mistress in a Boston boardinghouse but was released after presenting the first successful sleepwalking defense in the United States. From the mysterious story of John Jacob Loud, who patented the first ballpoint pen, to the dubious early enterprises of merchant prince turned philanthropist Thomas Perkins, Boston Curiosities offers up a medley of memorable events that give Beantown its celebrated flavor
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Midwest
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Clarke, Theodore G
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974.4/61
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Cooking
  • Historic buildings
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
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adult
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Boston curiosities : a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between, Ted Clarke, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781625843913
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11509833
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Boston curiosities : a history of Beantown barons, molasses mayhem, polemic patriots and the Fluff in between, Ted Clarke, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781625843913
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11509833
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11509833
System control number
MWT11509833
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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