Melvil Decimal System: 974.461
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean
South Central U.S.
West Coast U.S.
Franklin; Hampshire; Hampden
Suffolk; Boston (city)
Barnstable; Dukes; Nantucket
Works under MDS 974.461
- All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
- Dead Certainties : Unwarranted Speculations by Simon Schama
- Boston: A Topographical History by Walter Muir Whitehill
- Witches, Rakes, and Rogues: True Stories of Scam, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem in Boston, 1630-1775 by D. Brenton Simons
- Journey Around Boston From A to Z (Journeys) by Martha Zschock
- Winthrop's Boston: Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649 (Norton Library) by Darrett Bruce Rutman
- Boston Then and Now by Elizabeth McNulty
- Boston Freedom Trail by Steve Dunwell
- Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 by Nancy Lusignan Schultz
- A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900 by Stephen Puleo
- The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America by Louis P. Masur
- Diary of Anna Green Winslow by Anna Green Winslow
- Boston Ways: High, By, and Folk by George F. Weston
- Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston by Michael Rawson
- Boston Then and Now: 59 Boston Sites Photographed in the Past and Present by Peter Vanderwarker
- Boston and the American Revolution: Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts by S/N 024-005-01188-9
- Old Boston in Early Photographs, 1850-1918: 174 Prints from the Collection of the Bostonian Society by Philip Bergen
- Boston A to Z by Thomas H. O'Connor
- The North Shore: A Social History of Summers Among the Noteworthy, Fashionable, Rich, Eccentric, and Ordinary on Boston's Gold Coast, 1823-1929 by Joseph E. Garland
- The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day by Stephen Puleo
- Looking for Mr. Gilbert: The Reimagined Life of an African American by John Hanson Mitchell
- Always Something Doing: Boston's Infamous Scollay Square by David Kruh
- South Boston, My Home Town: The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood by Thomas H. O'Connor
- When in Boston: A Time Line & Almanac by Jim Vrabel
- Charlestown (MA) (Images of America) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
- After the Siege: A Social History of Boston, 1775-1800 by Jacqueline Barbara Carr
- The Jews of Boston by Combined Jewish Philanthropies
- Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past, Including Museums, Historic Sites, Pubs, Music, Dancing, an by Michael P. Quinlin
- Boston by Henry Cabot Lodge
- The Cocoanut Grove Fire (New England Remembers) by Stephanie Schorow
- Boston (Cities of the World) by Deborah Kent
- More Than Common Powers of Perception: The Diary of Elizabeth Rogers Mason Cabot by Elizabeth Rogers Mason Cabot
- Growing up in Boston's Gilded Age: The Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872-1874 by Marlene Deahl Merrill
- Boston's West End (MA) (Images of America) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
- Boston Then and Now (Compact) (Then & Now Thunder Bay) by Patrick L. Kennedy
- Boston: A Century of Progress (MA) (Images of America) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
- Boston Rediscovered by Ulrike Welsch
- Boston Curiosities: A History of Beantown Barons, Molasses Mayhem, Polemic Patriots & the Fluff in Between by Ted Clarke
- Memoir of James Jackson, The Attentive and Obedient Scholar, Who Died in Boston, October 31, 1833, Aged Six Years and Eleven Months, By His Teacher by Susan Paul
- City in Time: Boston by Jeffrey Hantover
- Boston: A Pictorial Souvenir by Carol Highsmith
- Cocoanut Grove by Edward Keyes
- Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood by Moying Li-Marcus
- Boston's Back Bay in the Victorian Era by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
- Extraordinary Boston by Steve Dunwell
- Life in Colonial Boston (Picture the Past) by Jennifer Blizin Gillis
- The Magic of the Many: Josiah Quincy and the Rise of Mass Politics in Boston, 1800-1830 by Matthew H. Crocker
- Catie Copley by Deborah Kovacs
- Boston's North End: Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood by Anthony V. Riccio
- Guide to Jewish Boston and New England by M.D. Steven Feldman
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