Author: Julie Arrison
Title: Franklin Park
Publication Info: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., 2009.
Part of the Images of America series, this book is richly illustrated with photographs and stories from throughout the history of Boston’s largest park. If there’s one flaw it’s that the photo captions don’t always address what’s going on in the pictures. I do appreciate the emphasis on social history that this book brings to the park, although I long to learn even more.
- A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski
- Local Attachments: The Making of an American Urban Neighborhood, 1850-1920 by Alexander Von Hoffman