Five weeks ago I wrote about a BPL talk on “Boston in Transit,” i.e. the history of public transit in Boston. Now I’ve been reading the accompanying book, with the same title.
What a gorgeous book it turns out to be! It’s a work of art and a work of history, replete with literally hundreds of maps and photographs spread over literally hundreds of pages of text. Here is a randomly selected example, a 1900 map showing rapid transit lines in downtown Boston:
The amount of detail is astonishing—and I didn’t go out of my way to pick this example. I just can’t imagine the amount of work that must have gone into producing this volume.
As you can tell, I give Boston in Transit five stars. It will be a cherished component of my home library forever. Check it out yourself!