Grab the fabulous new coffee table book Boston Irish, with black-and-white photos by famed Boston photographer Bill Brett, text by Carol Beggy and foreward by historian David McCullough, who moved to Boston recently. I spent my boyhood in a Boston suburb, Cohasset, and worked for the old Boston Herald Traveler, whence I was sent all over the city. The words, and especially the pictures of the faces, in this book, brought back many memories.
Thanks, my friend Jim Brett, who runs the New England Council, for sending a copy to me. Now I have to get that long-promised tour by Bill of the Hub, whose manmade aspects have been changed in some neighborhoods almost beyond my recognition from 45 years ago.
-- Robert Whitcomb