Christmas Traditions in Boston : Anthony Sammarco
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'Christmas Traditions in Boston' revisits the memories of the past and brings together the shared tradition of how Bostonians celebrated the holiday season. Referred to as the “Balzac of Boston History” by the Boston Globe, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a noted historian and author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston, and he lectures widely on the history and development of his native city. In this book 'Christmas Traditions in Boston', Anthony Sammarco outlines the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas in the first two centuries after the city was settled in 1630.
Mr. Sammarco lives in Boston and in Osterville on Cape Cod. He teaches the popular course 'Boston History' at the Boston University Metropolitan College. He commenced writing in 1995, and his books Lost Boston, The History of Howard Johnson’s: How A Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon, Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store and The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History have made the bestsellers list.
Sponsored by a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation.