New Book Honors Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End
Local author celebrates notable residents using spectacular, vintage images
A new local history book reveals the intriguing characters and everyday citizens who have made Boston’s South End history legendary. Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End shares the stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community throughout its history.
Vintage images coupled with facts and anecdotes culled by local author Hope Shannon reveal the fascinating history of legendary locals in Boston’s South End. From its classic brownstone and brick townhouses, to its array of fine dining, art galleries and open markets, the South End proudly plays home to one of the most vibrant communities in Greater Boston.
“Locals have worked in common to make the South End a safe and vibrant community for over two centuries.” said author Hope Shannon. The book covers both greats and unsung heroes like Virginia Eskin, a classical pianist who created the First Ladies of Music radio series; Jason Yee, a world San-Shou kickboxing and kung fu expert as well as an actor, writer, and director of feature films; and Mel King, who was interested in community development and activism and in 1971 started the Community Fellows Program at MIT.
Shannon is excited to share the new book with locals. “I hope the book encourages people to record their own stories and the stories of those close to them,” she said.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
When: FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: United South End Settlements
566 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02118
*Event hosted by the South End Historical Society *
The book will be available at events, area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through the publisher at www.legendarylocals.com or (888)-313-2665.
Legendary Locals is an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Discover more than 8,500 books on the heritage of America’s people and places.